Lisbeth Haas

DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
AffiliationsLatin American & Latino Studies,
Feminist Studies Department,
Research Center for the Americas
Phone831-459-2304 (office),
415-377-2232 (cell)
Office541 Humanities 1
Office HoursSpring 2018: Wednesdays, 1:50pm - 3:50pm. Tuesday afternoons by appointment.
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Lisbeth Haas

Research Interests

Local histories of globalization
Indigenous histories of California
Subaltern scholars and their writing and painting
Spanish colonial and Mexican California
The Borderlands, especially the U.S. and Mexico
The Colonial Americas
California Studies
Glabal Histories of Race, Ethnicity, and Diaspora
Gendered Stories

Biography, Education and Training

1986 Ph.D. in History, University of California, Irvine
1982-83 École Normal Superior, rue d’Ulm, and École Des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
1975 B.A. in History, University of California, San Diego

Honors, Awards and Grants

2012 Dwight L. Smith Award for the book Pablo Tac: Indigenous Scholar,” Western History Association
2007-2016 Re-Appointed Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians
2009-10 Keynote Speaker for the Sesquicentennial Symposium of Bancroft Library
2009 COR Special Research Grant
2007-08 Fellowship from the Davis Center for the Study of History, Princeton University
2007 Keynote Speaker (Distinguished Alumnae) for the Humanities Graduation at the University of California, Irvine
2006 MEXUS Research Grant
1997 Elliot Rudwick Prize for the book Conquests and Historical Identities, Organization of American Historians
1993-94 Fellowship at the Humanities Research Institute (Minority Discourse Group) University of California, Irvine (Winter and Spring)
1980-81 Rotary Scholarship

2011-12 Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, Chicano Latino Research Center
2009-2010 Special Research Grant, COR, University of California, Santa Cruz
2006 Recovering U.S. Hispanic Religious Thought and Practice Grant, University of Houston
2006 MEXUS Research Grant, UC-system-wide
2006 Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, Chicano Latino Research Center
2004 Institute for Humanities Research grant
2002 Institute for Humanities Research Fellowship, Fall Quarter
2002 Chicano-Latino Curriculum Fellowship, UCSC
2001 MEXUS Research Grant, UC-system-wide
2000-01 University of California President’s Fellowship
2000-01 Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library
1998-99 Huntington Library Haynes Fellowship
1997-98 Instructional Improvement Grant, University of California, Santa Cruz
1995-98 Faculty Senate Research Grant, University of California, Santa Cruz
1994-95 MEXUS Research Grant, UC-system-wide
1992-93 MEXUS Research Grant, UC-system-wide
1990-87 MEXUS Travel and Acquisition Grant, University of California, System-wide
1988-89 National Endowment for the Humanities, Travel to Collections Grant
1984-85 Chicano/Mexico Research Grant (twice granted)
1981-82 Humanities Research Grant, University of California, System-wide
1981-82 Chancellor’s Research Grant, University of California, Irvine

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program appointment

  • Keynote, Bancroft Symposium

Teaching Interests

History and Theory Seminar
Labor History: Women, Gender, Race
California History
Southwest and Borderlands History
The Colonial Americas
Research in the Americas Seminar
American Empire
Indigenous History

Courses Taught

HIS 80N Gender, Labor, Feminist Productions
HIS 125, California History
His 125A Indigenous California
HIS 190F, Research Seminar in the Americas
HIS 190H, History and Theory
HIS 190I, California and the Borderlands
HIS 205, Diaspora and World History
HIS 221, Empires and New Nations in the Americas
HIS 126 The Colonial Borderlands of U.S. and Mexico

Advisees, Post Docs, Graduate Students, Researchers