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Education

Ph. D. Candidate in History, University of California, Santa Cruz,  2013-Present
Advanced with Honors and Distinction, 2016

Dissertation Working Title: “By Land and By Sea: Indigeneity, Mestizaje, and Nationalism at the Western-Pacific Borderlands from 1824-1934.”

M.A.  in American Studies, Baylor University, 2013
Thesis Title: “Here We Remain: The Legacy of El Movimiento in Crystal City,
Texas.”

B.A. in History with minors in Political Science and World Affairs,
Baylor University,  2011

Professional Experience  

  • Teaching Assistantships: University of California, Santa Cruz, 2013-Present
    • HIS 60: Scientific Vocabulary and the Roots of European Scientific Tradition, Winter 2018
    • HIS 12: Introduction to Latinx History, Fall 2017
    • HIS 125A: Indigenous History of California, Spring 2017
    • HIS 10B: U.S. History from 1877 to 1977, Winter 2017
    • HIS 100: Historical Skills and Methods, Fall 2016
    • HIS 10B: U.S. History from 1877 to 1977, Summer 2016
    • HIS 9: Introduction to Native American History, Spring 2016
    • HIS 40B: Modern East Asia, Winter 2016
    • HIS 110D: Civil War and Reconstruction, Fall 2015
    • HIS 134B: Colonial Mexico, Summer  2015
    • HIS 134A: Colonial Mexico, Spring 2015
    • HIS 11A: Colonial Latin America, Winter 2015
    • HIS 110C: American Capitalism, Fall 2014
    • HIS 12: Introduction to Latin@ American History, Spring 2014
    • HIS 128: Chican@ History, Fall 2013
  • Graduate Assistantships: Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • Baylor University Institute for Oral History, 2009-2013
      • Graduate Assistant, editor, auditor, 2011-2013
      • Processing Technician, Transcriptionist, 2009-2011

Publications:

  • 2018 – Martinez, Priscilla M. Review of “That’s What They Used to Say”: Reflections on American Indian Oral Traditions, by Donald Fixico, Great Plains Quarterly 37, no. 2 (Spring 2018): Forthcoming.

Conference Papers

  • 2018 – “‘This rather mythical locality’: Indigeneity, Sovereignty, and Power in the Rio Colorado Basin” to be presented at the Western Historical Association 2018 Annual Conference on 17-20 October 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 2018 – “Re(membering) the Borderlands: Negotiating Belonging and Building Community in Chinese Tucson,” to be presented at the Oral History Association 2018 Annual Conference on 10 – 14 October 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • 2018 – “Chinese Tucson: Community, Identity, and Public Memory in the U.S.- Mexico Borderlands,” to be presented at the Southwestern Oral History Association 2018 Annual Conference on 27-29 April 2018 in Fullerton, California.
  • 2017 – “From Q&A to Oral History: Building a Community Oral History Program with Tucson’s Chinese Cultural Center,” presented at the Oral History Association 2017 Annual Conference on 6 October 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • 2017 – “Fluid Borders: Contextualizing Indigeneity and Mestizaje in the Western-Pacific Borderlands,” presented at the American Historical Association-Pacific Branch 2017 Annual Conference on 4 August 2017 in Northridge, California.
  • 2016 – “Reading across Borders: Contextualizing Indigenismo within Pacific West U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Scholarship,” presented at the University of California, Davis, 2016 Graduate History Conference, ‘Historians without borders, History without limits” on 9 April 2016 in Davis, California.
  • 2013 – “’Why just them? We were beautiful too’: Crafting Identity and Constructing Community in Crystal City, Texas,” presented at the Oral History Association 2013 Annual Conference on 12 October 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • 2013 – “Remembering and Reflecting: Crystal City and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement,” presented at the Texas Oral History Association 2013 Annual Conference on 25 April 2013 in San Marcos, Texas.
  • 2012 – “Here We Remain: The Legacy of El Movimiento in Crystal City, Texas,” presented at the National Oral History Association 2012 Annual Conference on 12 October 2012, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Grants. Fellowships, and Awards

  • Humanities Institute Public Fellow, 2018
  • SOHA General Scholarship Award, 2018
  • Cliff Kuhn Scholarship Awardee, 2017
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2017
  • PCB-AHA Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award, 2017
  • Institute for Humanities Research Public Fellow, 2017
  • Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, Scholar in Residence, 2017-2018
  • UCSC Teaching Assistant Fellowship, 2013-Present
  • UCSC Summer Research Fellowship, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • UCSC Regent’s Fellowship, 2014
  • UCSC Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Oral History Association Graduate Student Conference Scholarship, 2012, 2013
  • BUIOH Graduate Student Fellowship, 2011-2013
  • Baylor University Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2011-2013
  • Hudson E. Long Fellowship, 2011-2013

Guest Lectures, Panels, and Workshops

  • 2018 – “Getting Started with Oral History: Theory, Project Design, and Practice,” Featured Workshop Leader, Social Science Research Council-Dissertation Proposal Development (SSRC-DPD) at the University of Santa Cruz to be given on 11 May 2018. INVITED
  • 2017 – “From Statelessness to Recognition to Revival: Transborder Communities on the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” Guest Lecture, HIS 125A: California Indigenous History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 23 May 2017. INVITED.
  • 2017 – “Graduate School Workshop: History and Related Fields,” Panelist, UCSC History Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, 28 February 2017. INVITED
  • 2016 – “Writing for History,” Guest Lecture, HIS 10B: U.S. History, 1877 to 1977, University of California, Santa Cruz, 19 August 2016. INVITED.
  • 2016 – “Mexico’s “Indian Problem”: Indigenismo and Mestizaje in the Post-Revolutionary U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” Guest Lecture, HIS9: Introduction to Native American History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2 June 2016. INVITED.
  • 2016 – “Graduate School Workshops: History and Related Fields,” Panel, UCSC History Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, 27 April 2016. INVITED
  • 2015 – “Chican@s y El Movimiento: Past and Progress,” Guest Lecture, MECHA Student Orientation, University of California, Santa Cruz, 11 April 2015. INVITED.
  • 2014 – “Manifest Destiny and the U.S.-Mexico War,” Guest Lecture, HIS 12: Introduction to Latino American History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 15 April 2014. INVITED.
  • 2013 – “El Movimiento: Chicano Social Mobilization in the American West,” Guest Lecture, HIS 128: Chicana/o History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 25 October 2013. INVITED.

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century North American history, Transimperial and transnational North American West, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
  • Belonging, Citizenship, Immigration, Migration, Nationalism, and Sexuality Studies in North America
  • Indigenous studies, Legal Borderlands, Maritime Borders
  • Chicana/Chicano history, Lantinx history
  • Oral History, Public History, Digital Humanities

Research Projects           

  • “Tucson Speaks!: Finding Place, Finding Home” Oral History Project, 2017-2018
    Tucson Chinese Cultural Center
    7 interviews conducted as of March 2017
  • Here We Remain” Oral History Project, 2012-2013
    Institute for Oral History, Baylor University
    14 oral history interviews conducted, deposited
    at the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University
  • “Breaking New Ground” Oral History Project, NEH Researcher for Texas, 2011
    Southern Oral History Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    14 oral history interviews conducted, co-deposited at the
    Southern Oral History Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    and at the Institute for Oral History, Baylor University

Affiliations/Memberships           

  • Southwest Oral History Association, 2018
  • Western Historical Association, 2015-Present
  • American Historical Association, 2017-Present
  • Organization of American Historians,  2014- Present
  • Oral History Association,  2012-Present
  • Texas Oral History Association,  2012-Present
  • Phi Alpha Theta, Tau Beta Chapter, 2011-Present