Faculty by Research Specialization

The Department of History at UC Santa Cruz is known for its innovative research and exemplary scholarship. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of their respective fields, covering a wide variety of geographic, temporal, and thematic fields of study. The areas of specialization listed here are by no means an exhaustive list of our scholastic interests. Rather, they highlight the diverse and often overlapping ideas and approaches we explore within our teaching and research.

Grace Peña Delgado
  • Title
    • History Graduate Program Director
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Chicano Latino Research Center, Kresge College, Merrill College, Stevenson College
  • Phone
    831-459-2738 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location 542 Humanities 1
  • Office Hours Winter 2018: 10:30 to 1:00 PM
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95003
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Border Studies, Ethnicity, Chicana/o Studies, Nationalism, Immigration, Latin American and Latino Studies, Sexuality, Asian American Pacific Islander History, Mexico
  • Courses Taught History 12: Introduction to Latino American History; History 128: Chicana/Chicano History; History 190D: An Undergraduate Seminar in US Migration History; History 201: Directed Research Colloquium; History 204E: Transnationalism, Borderlands, and History; History 222: Global Sexualities: A Seminar on Queering Historiographies; History 280B: Grant Writing and Academic Conferencing; History 280C: The Academic Job Market

Summary of Expertise

North American Borderlands (Canada-U.S.-Mexico)
Asian and Latino Immigration
Race and Nationalism
Gender and Sexuality
Chinese in Mexico

Research Interests

North American border-making processes
Chinese in the Americas
Sexuality and Morals Policing
Diasporas and Transnationalism

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Honors, Awards and Grants

Making the Chinese Mexican: Global Migration, Exclusion, and Localism in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (Stanford University Press: 2012) was distinguished as a CHOICE Academic Title.

"Border Control and Sexual Policing: White Slavery and Prostitution along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1903-1910," Western Historical Quarterly (Summer 2012): 157-178, has won four awards for outstanding scholarly article:

Oscar O. Winther Award (2012) -- best article published in the Western Historical Quarterly in that year
Judith Lee Ridge Award (2012) -- best article in history published by a member of the Western Association of Women Historians
Jensen-Miller Award (2013) -- best article in the field of women and gender in the North American West
Bolton-Cutter Award (2013) -- best article on Spanish Borderlands history

UCSC, Academic Senate, recipient, Excellence in Teaching Award 

Selected Publications

Teaching Interests

U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
Chicano/a History
Latino American History
Asian and Latino Immigration

Advisees, Post Docs, Graduate Students, Researchers