Mercado, Juan Pablo

Chicana/o History; 20th Century United States; Public Art;

Labor History; Oral History



Ph.D., U.S. History, University of California Los Angeles

M.A., Mexican American Studies, San José State University 

B.A., Chicano Studies, University of California Berkeley (with honors)



Juan Pablo earned his Ph.D. from the History Department at UCLA under the direction of Professor Juan Gómez-Quiñones. He also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chicano Studies from UC Berkeley and San José State University, respectively. His research focuses on the uses and function of public art. Specifically how public art can transmit social memory and serves as an important site of remembering for individuals and communities whose history often times gets distorted, marginalized or omitted.

Dr. Mercado lectures in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at San José State University while also working as a faculty member at Chabot College in the History Department where he teaches Chicana/o History, Early American and 20th Century U.S. History.  



Judy Baca