About Me


I’m one of the first in the nation (and world) to earn a Ph.D. in Chicano/Latino Studies!

I received my Ph.D. in Chicano/Latino Studies from Michigan State University (2012). Also, I have an M.A. in Chicana/o Studies from California State University, Northridge (2007) and a B.A. in Chicana/o Studies from San Diego State University (1999).

My areas of research are the following: Labor, Migration, and Working-Class Histories, Community-Based Organizations/Community Activism, Social, and Political Movements, Critical Pedagogy, and Archival Preservation & Museum Studies.

I’m currently, a Lecturer at Bowling Green State University teaching in the Department of Ethnic Studies.