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University of Wisconsin, Madison
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U.S.-Mexican Gendered Migrations, 20th Century U.S. Urban History, Chicanx Education in Urban America, Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Women's History
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About Me

I am a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my dissertation examines how the everyday social-cultural experiences of ethnic Mexicans, and in particular ethnic Mexican women, redefined the concept of gateway communities in California’s San Joaquin Valley from 1965 to 1995. I earned my master’s from UW-Madison where I situated the school’s Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program into the larger Chicanx Movement to explore the contours of race, space, and belonging in higher education. I have served as the Pedagogy Project Assistant for UW-Madison’s Department of History, as well as the Baldwin Project Assistant for the Wisconsin Latinx History Collective. All this to say, as a first-generation Chicana scholar, I am interested in opening up doors for future scholars of color to see this path as an avenue for themselves.

Recent Publications

D. Rouff and Verenize Arceo, “Communal Gardens, Defensive Design, and Urban Apartheid in Chinatown: Merced, CA, 1870-1910” in Segregation and Resistance of the Americas, ed. by Eric Avila and Thaïsa Way (Dumbarton Oaks: Harvard University Press, 2023): 235-261.

Verenize Arceo, Review of Border Women and the Community of Maclovio Rojas: Autonomy in the Spaces of Neoliberal Neglect. By Michelle Téllez, Western Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, Issue 3, Autumn 2022, 316.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States/American West
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Higher Ed, Labor, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Race, Urban History