Assistant Professor of History, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA. July 2016-Present.
Director, Honors & Interdisciplinary Initiatives, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA, August 2020-Present.
Ph.D., History, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 2016.
M.Phil., History, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 2013.
M.A., History, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 2013.
B.A., History and Hesburgh Program in Public Service, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. 2009. Awarded summa cum laude.
Brewing a Boycott: How a Grassroots Coalition Fought Coors & Remade American Consumer Activism. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, May 2021.
“‘Hardhats May Be Misunderstood’: The Boycott of Coors Beer and the Making of Gay-Labor-Chicana/o Alliances,” Pacific Historical Review 89, no. 2 (May 2020): 264-296.
“‘Shouldn’t You Be Boycotting Coors?’: Ephemera, Boycotting Counterpublics, & The Campaign Against Coors Beer,” Radical History Review, no. 134 (May 2019): 142-167.
“‘Mexico, At Our Very Door’: Prohibition-Era Brewing in the US-Mexico Borderlands,” Journal of the West 55, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 21-28.
“Americanization,” in Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements, Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).
Sonia Robles, Mexican Waves: Radio Broadcasting Along Mexico’s Northern Border, 1930-1950 (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2019). Reviewed for the New Mexico Historical Review (forthcoming).
Thomas J. Lappas, In League Against King Alcohol: Native American Women and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, 1874-1933 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2020). Reviewed for the Journal of American Ethnic History (forthcoming).
Stacey K. Sowards, ¡Sí, Ella Puede!: The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers (Austin, University of Texas Press, 2019). Reviewed for the Pacific Historical Review 90, no. 3 (Summer 2021): 412-413.
Ana Raquel Minian, Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018). Reviewed for H-California, H-Net Reviews (July 2018).
“Borderlands of Work: Jornalero: Being a Day Laborer in the USA and On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South,” New Labor Forum 25, no. 3 (September 2016): 120-123.
“The solution to the craft beer industry’s sexism and diversity problems.” The Washington Post (online). June 3, 2021. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/06/03/solution-craft-beer-industrys-sexism-diversity-problems/
Book Excerpt: “Taking on the Coors Brewing Company – and the Conservative Family Behind It.” Public Seminar (online journal). May 18, 2021. https://publicseminar.org/essays/taking-on-the-coors-brewing-company-and-the-conservative-family-behind-it/
“The Goya boycott is something much more than cancel culture.” The Washington Post (online). July 16, 2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/07/16/goya-boycott-is-something-much-more-than-cancel-culture/
SELECTED HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS
Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 2020-2021.
Faculty Research Grant, La Verne Academy and the Office of the Provost, University of La Verne, 2020-2021 (postponed to 2021-2022 due to COVID-19).
La Verne Scholar, La Verne Academy, University of La Verne, 2020-2021.
Faculty Research Grant and Course Release, La Verne Academy and the Office of the Provost, University of La Verne, 2018-2019.
Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2016-2017 (Declined).
Young Scholars Symposium Honoree, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2016.
Coordinating Council for Women in History/Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Graduate Student Fellowship, 2015.
Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. Travel Grant, Business History Conference, 2015.
Fellowship for Lesbian and Gay Studies Travel Grant, Yale University, 2012 & 2014.
Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders Research Fellowship, Yale University, 2013-2014.
Summer Award for Upper Division and Graduate Students, Charles Redd Center at Brigham Young University, 2013.
John F. Enders Fellowship, Yale University, 2013.
Sam Fishman Travel Grant, Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University, 2013.
Panelist: “Beer Histories, Now.” Organized by Smithsonian Associates and the National Museum of American History, October 22, 2021.
“From Boycotts to Buyouts: The Chicano Movement, Coors Beer, & the Battle for the Hispanic Consumer.” Talk to be given at Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA, October 6, 2021.
“Brewing a Movement: The Crossroads of Labor, Sex, Gender, Sexual Orientation, & Race.” Keynote given at the Oregon Nurses Association Health Equity Conference, Portland, OR, August 6, 2021.
Book Talk (Brewing a Boycott), Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO, July 14, 2021.
Book Talk (Brewing a Boycott), Bluestockings Bookstore, New York, NY, June 17, 2021.
Book Talk (Brewing a Boycott), UCLA Labor Studies, May 18, 2021.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“Researching Chinese Exclusion in the Borderlands: Collaboration Across Institutional Borders.” Panel organized for the Western Historical Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR, October 2021.
“‘Homeless and Jobless’: Organizing for Justice, Dignity, & Reform in the Neoliberal City.” Paper given at the Labor and Working-Class History Association Annual Conference, Remote, May 2021.
“‘Finding Strength in Solidarity’: Latinx Activism & Multiracial Coalitions in the Late Twentieth-Century West.” Paper to be given at the American Historical Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, January 2021. (Canceled due to COVID-19).
“Tent Cities Across the West: Homeless Mobilization & Coalition-Building in the 1980s.” Paper to be given at the Western Historical Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 2020.
“Housing, Belonging, & Displacement in the 20th Century West.” Panel organized for the Western Historical Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 2020.
“‘This is Heaven to Me’: Tent Cities, Homeless Mobilization, & Coalition-Building in the West, 1984-1989.” Paper to be given at the Western Association of Women Historians Annual Meeting, Costa Mesa, CA, April 2020. (Canceled due to COVID-19).
“‘Coors Beer, No Way!’: The Coors Boycott Coalition and the Grassroots Battle against the New Right in the 1980s.” Paper presented and workshopped with the Newberry Library Seminar on Labor History, Chicago, IL, October 2018.
“Bridging Race, Ideology, and Strategy: Coalitions from the Long 1960s to the Reagan Years.” Panel organized for the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, 2018.
“From Boycott to Buyouts: The Rise and Fall of the Coors Boycott Coalition in the 1980s.” Paper given at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, 2018.
“Chale Con Coors!: The Boycott of Coors Beer and the Chicano Movement.” Paper given at The Sal Castro Memorial Conference on the Emerging Historiography of the Chicano Movement, University of California Santa Barbara, February 2018.
“Bringing Beer Into the Classroom: From Borderlands to Environmental History.” Paper given at the Western Historical Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, November 2017.
“Community-Making and Coalitions in California, 1960s-1980s.” Panel organized for the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Northridge, CA, 2017.
“From Boycott to Buyouts: The Rise and Fall of the Coors Boycott Coalition in the 1980s.” Paper given at the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Northridge, CA, 2017.
“‘Chale Con Coors!’: The Chicana/o Movement in the Southwest and the Boycott of Coors Beer, 1967-1973.” Paper given at the Young Scholars Symposium, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, March 2016.
“‘Halting the Flow of Coors Beer into LA’: Boycotting Coors Beer and Building Coalitions in the Urban West.” Paper given at the Western Historical Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR, October 2015.
“Settling for a ‘Fair Share’: Black and Hispanic National Incentive Agreements with the Coors Brewing Company, 1984-1989.” Paper given at the Business History Conference-European Business History Association Joint Meeting, Miami, FL, June 2015.
“Rebellion as Entertainment: Border Culture and the 1911 Insurrection in Baja California.” Paper given at the New England Council of Latin American Studies Conference, New Haven, CT, November 2012.
“‘We’re Givin’ Up This Beer for Sweeter Wine’: The Boycott of Coors Beer, Coalition-Building and Human Rights, 1967-1979.” Roundtable Participant: “Unlikely Alliances in the Mile-High City.” The Western Historical Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO, October 2012.
“(In)forming the Line: A Border Study in Three Parts.” Paper given at Fugitive Geographies Graduate Symposium, Yale School of Architecture. Co-authored with Elizabeth Krasner. New Haven, CT, March 2011.
Certification in Effective Teaching Practices, American Council of University Educators (ACUE) and Council for Independent Colleges (CIC), 2018-2019.
Assistant Professor of History, University of La Verne. Courses taught in US, Latinx, Latin American History & methods and research.
Lead Instructor, Yale Young Global Scholars, Yale University. Politics, Law, and Economics Summer Session, 2016.
Part-Time Acting Instructor (Instructor of Record), Yale University. Courses taught in Borderlands History and Beer in American History.
McDougal Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale University, 2015-2016. Workshops facilitated in the Fundamentals of Teaching History, Teaching First-Generation and Non-Traditional Students, and Graduate Students.
Teaching Assistant, Department of History, Yale University, 2012-2014.
SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT, COLLEGE, & UNIVERSITY
Service to the Department
Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha-Pi-Nu Chapter, Faculty Advisor (2018-Present).
Social Sciences Major, Faculty Advisor (2019-2022).
Service to the College of Arts and Sciences
Member, Honors Council, College of Arts & Sciences, University of La Verne (2019-Present).
Member, Search Committee: Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of La Verne (2019-2020).
Faculty Productivity and Workload Taskforce, College of Arts & Sciences, University of La Verne (2018).
Service to the University
Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Committee, University of La Verne (2018-2020).
Member, Search Committee: Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of La Verne (2019).
Faculty Diversity Committee, University of La Verne (2018-2019, Sabbatical Replacement).
Member: Search Committee: Latinx and Latin American Studies, University of La Verne (2016-2017).
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Coordinating Council of Women in History, Liaison to the Western History Association Annual Conference, 2017.
The Reverend John G. Magee Fellowship, Dwight Hall at Yale, Yale University, 2013-2015.
Latin American Studies Working Group, Yale University, Co-Coordinator, 2014-2015.
César E. Chávez National Monument, National Park Service Foundation Document Workshop, California, Participant, 2014.
Transnational History Working Group, Yale University, Co-Founder, 2011-2012.
American Historical Association
Coordinating Council of Women in History
Labor and Working-Class History Association
Organization of American Historians
Western History Association