Alumni Profile-Juan Pablo Mercado

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Juan Pablo Mercado

Undergraduate Education:

UC Berkeley

MAS Emphasis:

Comparative Ethnic Studies

Thesis/Project/Research Interest:

Twentieth-century U.S. history

Chicana/o history

California & WWII

Oral history

Labor history

Additional Schooling [completed or in progress]:

Ph.D. UCLA, Department of History (in progress)

Awards Received [at SJSU or since]:

Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), Scholar, UCLA, 2014

CDIP, MiniGrant, CSU, 2013

Eugene V. Cota-Robles/Dept. of History Fellowship, UCLA, 2012-2017

Gary B. Nash Award in Public History (Declined), NCHS, 2012

Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, CSU, 2012-2017

Betty Nesvold Award for Best Graduate Paper, SSRIC, CSU, 2011

Recipient, Presenter Fellow, Annual Conference, NACCS, 2011

Recipient, COSS Research Foundation Grant, SJSU, 2010

Recipient, State University Grant, SJSU, 2010


Mercado, Juan Pablo, “Local Mexican and Chicano/a Histories of Northern California” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference Proceedings 2012, (Forthcoming).


Mercado, Juan Pablo, "Re-envisioning the Mexican American Experience in World War II: A Local History of Sacramento & the Mexican American WWII Generation" (2011). Master's Projects. Paper 192.


What I am doing now:

I spent 2011-2012 academic year teaching Chicana/o Studies and Social Justice Research at Hartnell College in Salinas; currently I am a Doctoral Student and Teaching Assistant in the Department of History at UCLA.