Research & Scholarly Activity


  • "Before Silicon Valley:  A Mexican American Path to Civil Rights, 1920-1960" (NEH Implementation Grant submitted August 2015, notification Spring 2016), received $40,000 NEH Planning Grant 2011)
  • "Cold Water Paradise: The Life and Times of Harry Mayo and The Founding of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club" (online book/exhibit in progress)
  • The House of Citrus Built on Oil:  The History of the Limoneira Company & The Role of Race, Gender and Citizenship, 1890-1941 (book in progress)
  • "Civil Rights on the Edge:  The El Paso Chapter of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, 1940s-1950s" (online book/exhibit in progress)
  • "Sisters of the Soil:  The California Divisions of the Woman's Land Army of World War I" (online book/exhibit in progress)


Scholarly Activities

  • Board Member, Sourisseau Academy for California State and Local History