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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
3, 4, 5, 8, 9
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