Faculty Directory

Dana Frank
  • Title
    • Professor Emerita
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 539
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Labor and Social Movements, Foreign Policy, Social Justice, US History

Summary of Expertise

Modern Honduras; U.S. Labor and Working-Class History; Women and Social Movements in the U.S.; Race and Ethnicity in the U.S; The Great Depression;  History of U.S. Foreign Relations/U.S. History in Transnational Perspective

Research Interests

Modern Honduran History and Contemporary Honduras; U.S. Policy in Latin America; U.S. Social History, Labor History, and Women's History;

Current Research: Human Rights and U.S. Policy in Post-Coup Honduras; Learning From the US Great Depression

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:
--Appleton Foundation Grant, 2019.
--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:

--Shortlisted, Juan E. Mendez Award for Human Rights in Latin America, Duke University Press, 2019--Finalist, Foreward Magazine Indie Award

--Founders' Award, Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival, Santa Cruz, California, 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 Publications

  • Books:

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.