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Cal State University, Los Angeles
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public history, cultural preservation, curator, race, ethnicity, immigration, American history, colonialism, imperialism, project-based-learning, exhibitions, community, memory, identity,
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About Me

As a public historian teaching in the CSU, my curriculum vitae demonstrates my commitment to public history practice in archival studies and curatorship. I am an innovative educator and intentional leader that creates and collaborates to reach a larger audience. I have written about a myriad of topics in history, and document the learning and preservation of history. 

Current projects include processing a series in the Mervyn Dymally collection with archivist Azalea Camacho, curating an online exhibit in Spring 2020, and collaborating with institutions, like the Autry Museum on public history projects. I curated an exhibition, “I Am the West,” at the Autry in January 2019. In November 2019, I curated an exhibit, “Change-Makers: Past and Present in Western History,”  at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library at Cal State University, Los Angeles.

I am a Reader at the Munger Research Center, at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. 


Recent Publications

I recently published a collaborative article on teaching pedagogy; “Breaking the University Myth: Deepening Student Engagement through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Creative Practice,” Diálogo, Volume 21, Issue 2.

My op-Ed, “California’s Not So Golden Past,” can be found at this link;

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Atlantic, Caribbean, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Revolution, American Founding Era, Colonialism, Emancipation, Environment, Family, Genocide, Higher Ed, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional, Museums, Pedagogy, Public History, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery, Urban History, Women