631 Ross Hall
Department of History
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1202
Phone: (515) 294-3594
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Research and Teaching Interests
Mexican American History
African American History
Race and Comparative Race Relations
Civil Rights and Social Justice
Civil Rights and Beyond: African American and Latino/a Activism in the Twentieth-Century United States (University of Georgia Press, 2016).
With Gregory D. Smithers, Racism in American Popular Media: From Aunt Jemima to the Frito Bandito (Praeger Publishers, 2015).
With Simon Wendt, Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World (Lexington Books, 2013)
The Struggle in Black and Brown: African American and Mexican American Relations During the Civil Rights Era (University of Nebraska Press, 2012)
Fighting Their Own Battles: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas(University of North Carolina Press, 2011)
“Comparative Civil Rights: Notes on the Fields of Black-Brown Relations and Multiethnic Freedom Struggles” Journal of Civil And Human Rights (Vol 1, No. 2)
“Controlling los hombres: American State Power and the Emasculation of the Mexican Community, 1850-1900,” in Simon Wendt and Pablo Dominguez, eds. Marginalized Masculinities and the Nation. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
“The Movement in the Mirror: Civil Rights and the Causes of Black/Brown Disunity in Texas,” in Brian D. Behnken, ed. The Struggle in Black and Brown: African American and Mexican American Relations During the Civil Rights Era (Nebraska Press, 2012).
“‘We Want Justice!’: Police Murder, Mexican American Community Response, and the Chicano Movement,” in Dan Berger, ed., The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism (Rutgers University Press, 2010).
Series Editor, Racism in American Institutions, Praeger Publishers
Editorial Board Member, Pacific Historical Review
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Civil and Human Rights