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Texas State University
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Black history, Chicanx history, urban history, comparative race and ethnicity, California and the West, Social Justice history, 20th Century United States
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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Texas State University. Before arriving as Texas State in 2019, I taught at CSU, East Bay, CSU, Long Beach, and Dickinson College. As a historian, I specialize in the areas of African American history, Mexican American history, U.S. urban history, and movements for social justice. My current book project, Poverty Rebels: Black and Brown Protest in Post-Civil Rights America, examines post-1965 antipoverty policy with a specific focus on how these polices shaped the relationship between African Americans and Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and brought new significance to black/brown relations as U.S. racial paradigm. I have received several honors, including a Liberal Arts Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, Moody Research Grant from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Foundation, and research fellowship from the Huntington Library. In the classroom, I am deeply invested in connecting history to social justice and teaching US history from the perspective of diverse actors.

Recent Publications

“The Magna Carta to Liberate Our Cities: African Americans, Mexican Americans, and the Model Cities Program in Los Angeles,” Pacific Historical Review. (Forthcoming, Summer 2021)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Government, Local & Regional, Politics, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Urban History