Graduate Student Directory

Leonard Cruz Butingan
  • Title
    • PhD Student
    • Teaching Assistant
  • Division Graduate Studies Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Zoom University
  • Office Hours By appointment
  • Mail Stop History Department

Summary of Expertise

Teaching Assistant Experience: 

HIS 184B: Racism and Antiracism in Europe: From 1870 to the Present
HIS 2B: World Since 1500
HIS 110G: Strange Days: The American People and Their National Security State During the Cold War
HIS 70A: Modern European History, 1500-1815
HIS 78: History of Modern Authoritarianism in Europe and Beyond 

Research Interests

Black British History
Black European Studies
African Diaspora 
Popular Culture 
Social Movements 
Modern British History
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Empire & Decolonization 

Biography, Education and Training

M.A., History, University of California, Santa Cruz (2021)
M.A., History, University of California, Irvine (2017)
B.A., History Cum Laude, University of Southern California (2014)

Honors, Awards and Grants

Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development (SSRC-DPD) Program Grant 2022
History Dept Summer Fellowship 2021
Regents Fellowship 2019-2020

Selected Publications

2021 M.A. Thesis, University of California, Santa Cruz, Dept. of History:
" 'If we don't tell our story then who will?': the Production of Black Feminist Theory in Britain 1978-1986"
2017 M.A. Thesis, University of California, Irvine, Dept. of History:
"There's a South Central in Every City: Britain and the Transatlantic Legacy of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising" 2015 (co-author) "Historic Central Avenue: A Public History Resource Website""Collecting and sharing resources related to the historic Central Avenue corridor and its neighborhoods in Los Angeles, California"