Dana Frank

TitleProfessor Emerita
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
AffiliationsLatin American & Latino Studies,
Community Studies Program,
Research Center for the Americas
Phone831-459-2542 (office)
Office539 Humanities 1
Office HoursSpring 2018: Tuesdays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Dana Frank

Research Interests

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

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

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • 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.

Teaching Interests

U.S. Labor History
Women and Social Movements in the U.S.
The U.S. Great Depression
Transnational Perspectives on U.S. History

Courses Taught

HIS 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, US History in Transantional Perspective