Faculty Directory

Gabriela F Arredondo
  • Title
    • Associate Professor of LALS
    • Ex Oficio, Chair, LALS
    • Chair, Merrill Faculty Fellows
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
    • Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas
    • Merrill College
  • Affiliations Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas, History Department, Merrill College, Feminist Studies Department, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
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  • Email
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  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Academic Building, 33
  • Office Hours Spring 2023: Wednesdays 3pm-5pm, alternating zoom & in person, and by 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; Chicana/o Studies; Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; US History; Archives, Archival Practices; Mexico; Border Studies
  • Courses LALS10: Intro to Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x/e Studies, LALS 100: Bridging Latin American & Latina/o/x Studies, LALS143: Comparative Race and Ethnicity, LALS144: Mexicana/Chicana Histories, LALS180: Borders: Real and Imagined: México-U.S., LALS194: Migration Histories in the Americas, LALS200: Graduate: Bridging Latin American & Latino Studies: 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

On leave until Fall 2022. Associate Professor LALS; former Chair, LALS Department (2016-2021);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.