|Affiliations||Latin American & Latino Studies, |
Community Studies Program,
Chicano Latino Research Center
|Office||539 Humanities 1|
|Office Hours||Fall 2016: TBA|
|Campus Mail Stop||Humanities Academic Services|
|1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, CA
Modern Honduran History and Contemporary Honduras; U.S. Policy in Latin America; U.S. Social History, Labor History, and Women's History; Banana Workers in Latin America
Current Research: Human Rights and U.S. Policy in Post-Coup Honduras; The AFL-CIO's Cold War in Honduras, 1954-1979
Biography, Education and Training
M.A., Ph.D. Yale University
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz
Honors, Awards and Grants
Selected 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:
--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
- "US Underwrites Corruption and Violence in Honduras," Aljazeera America, June 1, 2015.
- "Term-Limit Ruling Is Another Nail in the Coffin of Honduran Democracy," World Politics Review, May 7, 2015.
- "Just Like Old Times in Central America: Why the U.S. Needs to Stop Funneling Money to Honduras and Start Treating its President like the Corrupt Ruler He Really Is," Foreign Policy, March 9, 2015
- "The Long Judicial Arm of the Honduran Coup," Huffington Post, February 4, 2015
- "US Should Rethink Support for Honduras," Houston Chronicle, January 2, 2015
- "Sit-Down Strike at Walmart and Win? It's Been Done," Huffington Post, November 19, 2014
- "Who's Responsible for the Flight of Honduran Children?," Huffington Post, July 9, 2014.
- "Honduras: The Thugocracy Next Door," Politico Magazine, February 28, 2014
- "Hernández's Election Was Built on Corruption," Houston Chronicle, January 26, 2014
- "Hopeless in Honduras?," ForeignAffairs.com, November 22, 2013
- "Honduras Votes," The Nation, November 25, 2013, online as "A High-Stakes Election in Honduras," TheNation.com, November 6. 2013
- "In Honduras, Military Takes Over, With U.S. Blessing," Miami Herald, September 11, 2013. Reprinted in Spanish in El Tiempo (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) September 20, 2013. Reposted on Portside.com, Zcommunications.com, and multiple websites.
- "Vocabulary Lessons," The Baffler, No. 23, August 2013 (posted online June 28, 2013)
- "Reverse Course," (online as "The Latin America Mistake"), Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2013, translated and posted worldwide
- "Honduras Gone Wrong," ForeignAffairs.com, October 16, 2012; translated and reposted in Spanish, German, Greek, Icelandic, Swedish, and multiple other languages and sites worldwide
- "How Low Can Honduras Go?" TheNation.com, October 15, 2012.
- "U.S. Has Blinders on in Honduras" Los Angeles Times, August 24, 2012. Translated and reposted in Honduras, Spain, and elsewhere
- "Honduras: Which Side Are We On?" The Nation (Cover Story), June 11, 2012, and TheNation.com, March 21, 2012; reposted on Lonngreads.com; translated into Spanish and Portugese, and widely reposted in Honduras adn wroldwide
- "Honduras in Flames," TheNation.com, CommonDreams.org, VosElSoberano.com and reposted worldwide, February 16, 2012
- "A Mess in Honduras, Made in the U.S.," New York Times, January 27, 2012; simultaneously in the International Herald Tribune; reprinted in El Tiempo (Tegucigalpa, Honduras), January 28, 2012, translated into German, Italian, Portugese, and Spanish, distributed worldwide.
- "Bananas, Elephants, and a Coup: Learning International Solidarity the Hard Way," in Richard Greenwalkd and Daniel Katz, Labor Rising: The Past and Future of Working People in America, The New Press, 2012
- "Wikileaks Honduras: U.S. Linked to Brutual Businessman," TheNation.com, October 21, 2011; reposted at CommonDreams.org, in Spanish translation at voselsoberano.com, and reposted worldwide
- "Zelaya Returns to Honduras, But Justice is Still Not Done," TheNation.com, June 2, 2011
- "Ousted President's Return Doesn't Mean Repression is Over in Honduras," TheProgressive.org, Newsday.com, reposted by McClatchy News Service and AP, May 27, 2011
- "Open Season on Teachers in Honduras," TheNation.com, May 5, 2011; in Spanish, "Honduras: La Temporada de los Docentes Gaseados," at voselsoberano.com (Honduras) May 5, 2011
- "US: Wrong on Honduras," The Nation, January 31, 2011; TheNation.com; TheNation.com, January 13, 2011; in Spanish at voselsoberano.com (Honduras)
- "In Honduras, the Holiday Season Brings Repression," CommonDreams.org, January 11, 2011
- "Repression's Reward in Honduras? Dinner with Obama," The Huffington Post, CommonDreams.org, CounterPunch.org, September 24, 2010, Spanish translation at voselsoberano.com (Honduras), September 25, 2010.
- "Honduras Resists," in "Noted," The Nation, July 19-26, 2010, p. 5
- "Crisis of Legitimacy in Honduras?" TheNation.com, NPR.com, and multople repostings, June 30, 2010
- "A Year Later, Obama Still Shores Up Honduran Coup," Lexington Herald-Leader (KY), Connecticut Post, TheProgressive.com, McClatchy-Tribune News Service, and multiple repostings, June 28, 2010
- "Hondurans' Great Awakening," The Nation, April 5, 2010; also posted at TheNation.com, March 18, 2010.
- "No Free Election in Honduras under Military Occupation," HuffingtonPost.com (featured), November 26, 2009; CommonDreams.org, November 27, 2009, reposted worldwide, including WSJ.com, Atlantic.wire.
- "Obama Shouldn't Cave In To The Far Right On Honduras," syndicated nationally by Progressive Media Project/McClatchy-Tribune News Service, including ChicagoTribune.com, LATimes.com, Cleveland Plain Dealer, TV stations and websites nationally, October 28, 2009
- "Honduran Coup Has Been Far From Bloodless," San José Mercury News, September 4, 2009.
- "Honduras: Are We Going to Make Concessions to Those Who Perpetuate Coups?" New America Media.com, July 17, 2009.
- "Women's Power is Union Power: Banana Worker Unions in Latin America," New Labor Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Summer 2005), pp. 85-94
- "Our Fruit, Their Labor, and Global Reality," Washington Post, Sunday Outlook section, June 2, 2002
- "Is This a Cause We Should Rally Around? Not Exactly," Washington Post Outlook Section, July 4, 1999. Reprinted in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, July 18, 1999; Las Vegas Journal-Review, July 11, 1999; Flint Journal, July 11, 1999; Louisville Courier, July 11, 1999.
- Local Girl Makes History: Exploring Northern California's Kitsch Monuments, City Light Books, 2007
- El Poder de la Mujeres es Poder Sindical: La Transformación de los Sindicators Bananeros de America Latina, Spanish Edition of Bananeras, translated by Janeth Blanco, Editorial Guaymuras, Honduras, 2006
- Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America, South End Press, 2005.
- 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
- Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism, Beacon Press, 1999
- Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the Seattle Labor Movement, 1919-1929, Cambridge University Press, 1994
- Public Testimony, California State Assembly, on immigration of undocumented, unaccompanied minors from Central America, August 19, 2014.
- Public Testimony, Tom Lantos Human Right Commission, United States Congress House of Representatives, on human rights in Honduras, July 25, 2013.
- Public Testimony, Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Developmen, House of Commons, Parliament of Canada, May 9, 2013, on human rights in Honduras.
U.S. Labor History
Women and Social Movements in the U.S.
The U.S. Great Depression
Transnational Perspectives on 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