|Affiliations||Community Studies Department, |
Latin American & Latino Studies
|Phone||831-459-2542 (office), |
|Office||539 Humanities 1|
|Office Hours||Spring 2013: Monday 2:00 - 4:00 PM|
|Campus Mail Stop||Humanities Academic Services|
|1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, CA
Research InterestsU.S. social history, labor history,working-class history, contemporary political economy; modern Honduran history and contemporary Honduras; banana workers in Latin America
Current Research: The AFL-CIO's Cold War in Honduras, 1954-1979; post-coup Honduras
Biography, Education and TrainingM.A., Ph.D. Yale University
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz
Honors, Awards and GrantsSelected Grants and Fellowships:
--National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers/Fellowship for College Teachers, 2011-12, 1996-97, 1990-91
--University of California President's Research Fellowship in the Humanities, 2011-12
--UC Mexus Small Grant, University of California, 2010
--Travel Grant, New York University Center for the U.S. and the Cold War, 2009
--Labor Studies Grant, Miguel Contreras Labor Studies Fund, University of California, for the Center for Labor Studies, 2008-09 ($90,000) 2007-08, $85,000
--Faculty Research Grant, University of California Labor and Employment Research Fund, 2008-09 ($30,000), 2007-08 ($20,000)
--Institute for Humanities Research, Humanities Research Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011,2004
--Albert Beveridge Grant, American Historical Association, 1986
--John D. Rockefeller 3rd Fellowship, Program on Non-Profit Organizations, Yale University, 1986
--Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies, 1984
--Yale University Prize Teaching Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, 1983-84
--Yale University Graduate Fellowship, 1980-84
--Danforth Graduate Fellowship, 1980-84
Honors and Prizes:
--Founders' Award, Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival, Santa Cruz, California, May, 2008
--Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics, University of Oregon, Spring Quarter, 2001
--Excellence in Teaching Prize, Academic Senate Committee on Teaching, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2001
--Book of the Year Award, International Labor History Association, 1999
--W. Turrentine Jackson Prize for best first book, Western History Association, 1996
--George Washington Eggleston Prize for Best Dissertation in U.S. History, Yale University, 1988
Selected PublicationsLocal Girl Makes History: Exploring Northern California's Kitsch Monuments, San Francisco: City Lights Books, November 2007
El Poder de las Mujeres es Poder Sindical:La Transformación de los Sindicatos Bananeros de América Latina, Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Editorial Guaymuras, 2006.
Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America, Boston, South End Press, 2005. Translated into Spanish by Janeth Blanco, with a new introduction, El Poder de las Mujeres es Poder Sindical: La Transformación de los Sindicatos Bananeros de América Latina, Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Editorial Guaymuras, 2006.
"Where Is the History of U.S. Labor and International Solidarity? Part I: A Moveable Feast," Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, Vol. I, No. 1 (March 2004).
"Where Are the Workers in Consumer-Worker Alliances? Class Dynamics and the History of Consumer-Labor Campaigns," Politics and Society, Vol. 31, No. 3 (September 2003), 363-379.
"Demons in the Parking Lot: Auto Workers and the 'Japanese Threat' in the 1980s," Amerasia Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3 (2002), 33-50.
Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century, with Howard Zinn and Robin D.G. Kelley, Beacon Press, 2001. Reprinted, with a new Introduction/Dana Frank Interview with Todd Chretien as "Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth's Strike." Haymarket Books, 2012.
Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism. Beacon Press, 1999.
"White Working-Class Women and the Race Question." International Labor and Working-Class History, No. 54 (Fall 1998), 80-102.
"Race Relations and the Seattle Labor Movement, 1915-1929." Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 86, No. 1 (Winter 1995), 35-44.
Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the Seattle Labor Movement, 1919-1929. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
"Gender, Consumer Organizing, and the Seattle Labor Movement, 1919-1929, " in Ava Baron, ed., Work Engendered: Toward A New Labor History (Cornell Univ. Press, 1991), 273-95.
"Housewives, Socialists, and the Politics of Food: The 1917 New York Cost-of-Living Protests," Feminist Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Summer 1985), 355-385.
Teaching InterestsU.S. labor and working-class history
Women and Social Movements in the U.S.
The U.S. Great Depression
Transnational Perspectives on U.S. History
Twentieth Century U.S. History
Courses TaughtHIS 115A, U.S. Labor History to 1919
HIS 115B, U.S. Labor History, 1919 to the Present
HIS 115C, Learning from the U.S. Great Depression
HIS 190S, Women and Social Movements in the U.S
HIS 215A, Topics in American History: U.S. Labor and Working Class History
HIS 210B, Readings in U.S. History