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Gabriela F Arredondo
  • Title
    • Chair, LALS Department
    • Chair, Merrill Faculty Fellows
    • Associate Professor of LALS
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
    • Merrill College
    • Research Center for the Americas
  • Affiliations Research Center for the Americas, History Department, Merrill College, Feminist Studies Department, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
  • Email
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  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Academic Building, 33
    • Spring 2021 - remote
  • Office Hours Spring 2021: remote - email for appointment
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • LALS Dept., Merrill Faculty Services, 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Latin American and Latino Studies; Latino/a Studies; Border Studies; Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; US History; Archives, Archival Practices; Mexico; Feminist Studies
  • Courses LALS80H: Comparative Latina/o/x Histories; LALS 100: Concepts & Theories in Latin American and Latin@/x Studies; LALS143: Race, Ethnicity, and Migrations in the U.S.; LALS144: Mexicana/Chicana Histories; LALS180: Borders: Real and Imagined; LALS194: Migration Histories in the Americas; LALS200: Graduate: Concepts & Theories in LALS; LALS225: Graduate: Comparative Race in the Americas

Summary of Expertise

Chicana/o/x histories; Chicana and Mexicana feminisms; “borderlands” studies; Migration histories of the Américas; Latina/o/x studies; social history - U.S./Mexico;  critical race studies;  history of modern Mexico. 

Research Interests

Current research interests in cross-ethnic and cross-racial cooperation rooted in historical Chicana/o/x activism, diversity in coalitions, and processes of racial "mixing" in historical contexts of struggles for rights in what is now the United States.




Biography, Education and Training

Chair, LALS Department; Associate Professor LALS; Chair, Merrill College Faculty Fellows; UCSC EVC Research Fellow 2018-19; former director Chicano Latino Research Center; author Mexican Chicago: Race, Identity, and Nation, 1916-1939 (2008); co-editor Chicana Feminisms: A Critical Reader (2003). PhD (History), The University of Chicago; CIC Fellow: University of Michigan; MA (History) SFSU; BA (History) Reed College.

Honors, Awards and Grants

- Distinguished Speaker, Organization of American Historians

- Fellowship, UCSC Executive Vice Chancellor's Fellows Academy

- Golden Apple Teaching Award, Social Sciences Division, UCSC

- Research Fellowship, Stanford University: Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity

Teaching Interests

Dr. Arredondo's teaching and research interests include Chicana/o/x histories, comparative Latina/o/x histories, comparative immigration/migrations in the United States, histories of ethnic and racial studies, bridging Latin American and Latina/o Studies,  gender and racial formations, U.S./Mexico histories, oral history and archival research methods.