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Provisional Program

Please join us at the 110th annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, Seeing History: Traces and Representations of the Past, to be held on the campus of California State University, Northridge, August 3rd through 5th.


General Information

  • All activities associated with the conference will be held at California State University, Northridge.
  • Daytime events will take place in Sierra Hall.
  • Late afternoon events, receptions and evening events will take place in Building 21, Student Housing Complex, North campus.

CSUN Parking & Maps

  • Parking: Parking Permits are required in all University parking lots. For information on parking permits and metered parking visit CSUN’s Vistor Parking Information web page.

    If you plan to park in the campus parking structures, we recommend obtaining your permit from Parking Structure G9, the one located on Zelzah Ave. in the northern section of the campus, near the Student Housing—that permit will also enable you to park in all other campus garages.

  • Maps: For campus and parking maps, visit CSUN’s Maps web page.

Registration Table Dates & Times

The Registration Table will be open during the conference. All those who registered online will be able to pick up their registration packets, including their name badges and any event tickets purchased, at the Registration Table.

Day Open Close Location
Thursday 1:00 5:00 Student Housing Complex
Friday 8:00 5:00 Sierra Hall Foyer
Saturday 8:00 5:00 Sierra Hall Foyer

Session Information

  • All sessions are held in Sierra Hall, 1st floor, CSUN
  • Special Sessions designated with icons:
    • Scholars on the Rise
    • Teaching and Professional Development
    • Roundtable Panels
    • Honoring Senior Scholars
  • This is a provisional program and is subject to change.

Meetings & Events

Thursday, August 3rd

  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Meeting of the Council, PCB–AHA

    Building 21, Room 102, Student Housing Complex

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Planning Meeting for 2018 Conference

    Building 21, Room 102, Student Housing Complex

  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Welcome and Opening Reception

    Building 21, Student Housing Complex

    • Julia Bogany (Tongva)
    • Dean Stella Theodoulou, California State University, Northridge
    • Katherine Morrissey, PCB–AHA President

    Visit and mingle with friends as you enjoy a delightful California evening. Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar. In keeping with a PCB tradition of memorable beginnings, this is an opening reception you will not want to miss.

    Sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University, Northridge

Friday, August 4th

  • 11:30 a.m.

    Latino/a Scholars Luncheon
    Orange Grove Bistro (ticket required)

    Miroslava Chávez–García, University of California, Santa Barbara
    A Dios: Migration, Gender, and Heartbreak across the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands”

  • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    Awards Ceremony & Presidential Address
    (all welcome)

    MPR, Room 105, Building 21, Student Housing Complex

    Presiding: Mary Elizabeth Berry, University of California, Berkeley, President–Elect, PCB–AHA

    Introduction: Susan Lee Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    “Traces and Representations of the U.S.–Mexico Frontera”
    Katherine G. Morrissey, University of Arizona, President, PCB–AHA

  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    Presidential Reception

    Building 21, Student Housing Complex

    Sponsored by the Jackson Street Alumni

  • 8:00 p.m.

    Film Screening: “The Women on The Mother Road”

    MPR, Room 105, Building 21, Student Housing Complex

    followed by Panel Discussion Documenting How Women Shaped Route 66 through Public and Oral History, Documentary Film, and Community Place–making

    • Katrina Parks, Project Director, Assertion Films
    • Heidi Osselaer, Arizona State University
    • Mark Ocegueda, California State University, Sacramento

Saturday, August 5th

  • 11:30 a.m.

    Western Association of Women Historians Luncheon
    Orange Grove Bistro (ticket required)

    Veronica Castillo–Munoz, University of California, Santa Barbara
    “Women, Intimacy, and Families across the Mexican–U.S. Borderlands”

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Pacific Historical Review, Editorial Board Meeting

    Building 21, Room 102, Student Housing Complex

    Presiding: Marc Rodriquez, Portland State Univesity

  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    Annual Business Meeting, PCB–AHA
    (all welcome)

    MPR, Room 105, Building 21, Student Housing Complex

    Presiding: Katherine G. Morrissey, University of Arizona, President, PCB–AHA

Sessions

Friday, August 4th

Session I: 8 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

1. Linkages and Ruptures: The Invaluable Resonance of Community Divides and Relationships
Sierra 102
  • Chair: Ana Elizabeth Rosas, University of California, Irvine
  • Digital Humanities and Migration Narratives in the Classroom
    Laura D. Gutiérrez, University of the Pacific
  • Forging Inter–Relational Ties: Demystifying Community Life in South Central Los Angeles
    Abigail Rosas, California State University, Long Beach
  • “The Yost Theater was stolen from my family!” Space, Place, and Identity in Santa Ana, CA, 1930–1990
    David–James Gonzales, University of Southern California
  • Magnifying the Material of Memory: Investigating the Under–Documented History of Mexican Immigration
    Ana Elizabeth Rosas, University of California, Irvine
  • Comment: The Audience
2. Maddening Spanish Priests, Demythologizing Hollywood Westerns, Hallucinating Mission Architecture: American Indians and Ethnic Mexicans in the Spanish and Anglo Imaginaries
Sierra 106
  • Chair: Carlos E. Cortés, University of California, Riverside
  • When the Mad Run the Madhouse: The Prevalence of Mental Health Problems Among the Franciscan Missionaries of Alta California
    Robert Perez, University of California, Riverside
  • Demythologizing Hollywood Westerns: Ethnic Mexicans in the Anglo Imaginary
    Anthony Macías, University of California, Riverside
  • Resisting the Spanish Imaginary and the Idealized Hotel California
    Charles Sepulveda, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Comment: Carlos E. Cortés, University of California, Riverside
3. Beyond the Yellow Peril: Rethinking America’s View of the Japanese Enemy
Sierra 108
  • Chair: Shelley Sang–Hee Lee, Oberlin College
  • Japanese Removal as an Agricultural Labor Crisis in California
    Yu Tokunaga, Kyoto University
  • Re–visioning the Past: The US Navy and Race during World War II
    Brian Masaru Hayashi, Kent State University
  • American Public Opinion about the Japanese during World War II
    Lon Kurashige, University of Southern California
  • Comment: Shelley Sang–Hee Lee, Oberlin College
4. Women, the Family, and Spiritual Life in Early America
Sierra 160
  • Chair: Jenny Hale Pulsipher, Brigham Young University
  • Death in the Family: Mortality and Household Religion in Early America
    Shelby M. Balik, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Sanctification and Friendship in the Correspondence of Catherine Livingston Garrettson
    Rachel Cope, Brigham Young University
  • She’s a saint, I tell you! The Many Stories of Elizabeth Ann Seton
    Catherine O’Donnell, Arizona State University
  • Comment: Monica Fitzgerald, St. Mary’s College of California
5. The Visual History of African Americans in California: A Roundtable
Sierra 182
  • Chair: Susan Anderson, Independent Scholar
  • Sherwin Keith Rice, California State University, Northridge
  • Alva Stevenson, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Moriah Ulinskas, University of California, Santa Barbara
6. Reading the Land: Geographies of the American West through Space and Time
Sierra 186
  • Chair: Lawrence Culver, Utah State University
  • Changes in the Semi–Arid Rangelands: Ranching, Landscapes, and Ecology in California, 1800 to the Present
    Kevin C. Brown, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • The Settler Revolution in ‘earthquake country’: Apprehending instability in late nineteenth–century California and New Zealand
    Jarrod R. Hore, Macquarie University
  • From Choppy to Clean: Changing Midcentury Development on the Los Angeles Shoreline
    Alex Jacoby, University of California, Irvine
  • New for ‘51: Radiation Monitoring and Novel Atomic Geographies
    Joshua N. McGuffie, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Comment: Lawrence Culver, Utah State University
7. New Visions of the New Left
Sierra 184
  • Chair: Matthew Garcia, Arizona State University
  • Seattle’s Japanese American Community and the Question of Black Power
    Takashi Michael Matsumaru, Carnegie–Mellon University
  • Radical Students, Angry Neighbors, and the Administrators in Between: Suburban Identity and San Fernando Valley State College
    Jean–Paul DeGuzman, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Organizing Multiracial Workplaces: The Activism of the League of Revolutionary Struggle 1974–1991
    Eddie Bonilla, Michigan State University
  • The Political and Social Impacts of the Mendez v Westminster (1947): The Rise of the Chicana/o Studies Movement on Campus
    José G. Moreno, Northern Arizona University
  • Comment: Matthew Garcia, Arizona State University
8. Reading Politics in Cultural History
Sierra 192
  • Chair: William Marotti, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Keichū’s Esoteric Buddhist Thought and the Formation of Kokugaku in Early Modern Japan
    Emi Foulk Bushelle, Western Washington University
  • Completing Modernity: Prosperity as Identity in the Age of Culture
    Sarah Walsh, University of California, Los Angeles
  • The Celebrity and Her Critics: Making Vienna’s Liberal Journalists in the 1840s
    Lindsay A King, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Technology, Pollution, and Figures of Revolutionary Possibility in High Growth Japan
    Kevin Richardson, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Comment: William Marotti, University of California, Los Angeles
9. Contested North American Indigenous Landscapes and Spaces
Sierra 198
  • Chair: Theresa Gregor, California State University, Long Beach
  • Canyon Landscapes, Cultural Ecology, and Challenging the Southern Plains’ Popular History
    Joel Zapata, Southern Methodist University
  • Reclaiming Native History Through Anti–Colonial Common Sense
    Melanie K. Yazzie, University of California, Riverside
  • Contested Narratives: Venues of Identity and Memorialization
    Alaina Roberts, Indiana University
  • Murder in the Osage Hills: The United States Government and the Osage Reign of Terror
    Kevin Briceland, Northeastern State University
  • Comment: Theresa Gregor, California State University, Long Beach

Friday, August 4th

Session II: 9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

10. The History of the African American Community in Los Angeles from 1900 to 1960
Sierra 102
  • Chair: Susan Anderson, Independent Scholar
  • Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist
    Amina Hassan, Public Historian
  • The Good Samaritan Benevolent Society and Social Welfare in the African American Community from 1906 to 1963
    Lorn S. Foster, Pomona College
  • Another Red Year
    Walter L. Gordon III, Public Historian
  • Comment: The Audience
11. Trans–Pacific Capital and Commerce: The Evolution of U.S. Trade and Crafting a Pacific World of Exchange
Sierra 106
  • Chair: Gregory Rosenthal, Roanoke College
  • “By an American Resident in China”: American Public Writing on the Opening of China Following the First Opium War, 1844–1855
    Laurie Dickmeyer, University of California, Irvine
  • Hawai‘ianian Sugarcane Planters as Agents of U.S. Empire in the Pacific World in the Early Twentieth Century
    Lawrence Kessler, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Philadelphia)
  • Guns vs. the Standard of Living: World War I and the Pacific Pivot, 1914 to 1919
    Kashia Amber Arnold, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Comment: Gregory Rosenthal, Roanoke College
12. Legacies of Civic Engagement: Transnationalism, Cultural Representation, Business, and Activism in Chicano Communities
Sierra 108
  • Chair: Tomás F. Summers Sandoval, Pomona College
  • Politics and Social–Cultural Representation: Transnational Identity and Civic Engagement in an Ethnic Mexican Community in San Jose, CA, 1950–1970
    Alexandro Jara, University of New Mexico
  • From Siqueiros to SPARC: The Ideological and Historical Roots of a Chicana Mural Movement
    Juan Pablo Mercado, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Counter Culture Youth: Transnational Formations of the Immigrant Youth Movements
    Rafael Martínez, University of New Mexico
  • Changing Opinions at La Opinion: Generational Transition and Civic Engagement, 1975–1995
    Carlos Parra, University of Southern California
  • Comment: Tomás F. Summers Sandoval, Pomona College
13. Planning for Diverse Career Options with Your Doctoral Degree
Sierra 160
  • Chair: David Igler, University of California, Irvine
  • Amanda Swain, University of California, Irvine
  • Eric Steiger, Viewpoint School
  • Vanessa Wilkie, Huntington Library
  • Erin Curtis, Senior Curator, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles
14. Elizabeth Jameson, Pushing Boundaries of Gender, Class and Nation
Sierra 186
  • Matthew Basso, University of Utah
  • Susan Lee Johnson, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Kevin Leonard, Western Washington University
  • Katherine Morrissey, University of Arizona
15. Latina/o Religious Politics in the 1970s: Suffering, Hope, and Activism
Sierra 182
  • Chair: Kristy Nabhan–Warren, University of Iowa
  • The Politics of Suffering/The Politics of Hope: Race, Religion and the Persistence of Faith
    Anne M. Martínez, University of Groningen
  • Faith and Politics In Chicano History: Fr. Luis Olivares And The United Neighborhoods Organization (UNO) In Los Angeles, 1975–1980
    Mario T. Garcia, Yale University
  • Apostles of Change: MAYO and the Takeover of the Juan Marcos Presbyterian Church in Houston, 1969–1971
    Felipe Hinojosa, Texas A&M University
  • Comment: Kristy Nabhan–Warren, University of Iowa
16. Scholars on the Rise: New Visions of China
Sierra 184
  • Chair: Richard Horowitz, California State University, Northridge
  • The Imperial Household, Merchants, and Territorial Expansion: The Expansion of the Qing Privy Purse and China’s Royal Absolutism in the Eighteenth Century
    Jia Feng, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Imagining “Ideal Partners”: Gendered Discourse on Spouse–Selection in 1920s China
    Rong Kong, University of California, Irvine
  • A Fistful of Courtesy: Evoking Confucian Virtues to Subvert Nationalist Imagery in Chinese Martial Arts Cinema
    John Ostermiller, University of San Francisco
  • Comment: The Audience
17. Hollywood, Creole Cooking, and Zydeco: The Complexities of Culture in the American South
Sierra 192
  • Chair: Daniel Widener, University of California, San Diego
  • Set the Oven to “Quick”: Receipt Books to Navigate Lowcountry Culinary Culture of the Antebellum Period
    Kelly C. Sharp, University of California, Davis
  • Accordion City: Mexicans, Creoles, and Musical Hybridity in Houston
    Tyina Steptoe, University of Arizona
  • The Southern Genre: Race, Religion, and (un)Reality
    Cameo Lyn West, University of California, San Diego
  • Blackberry Winters, Wilted Salad, and Ramps: Oral Histories of Food Production and Consumption in the American South
    Stacy N. Roberts, University of California, Davis
  • Comment: Daniel Widener, University of California, San Diego
18. (Re)claiming Histories of Native American and Alaska Native Sovereignty, Law, and Community: A Roundtable
Sierra 198
  • Chair: Farina King (Diné), Northeastern State University
  • Sam Crowfoot (Blackfoot/Oneida/Ojibwa/Mohawk), Zuni Nation Chief Justice
  • Rachael Cassidy (Cherokee of Oklahoma), University of New Mexico
  • Pat Sekaquaptewa (Hopi), University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Medeia Csoba DeHass, University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Heather Ponchetti Daly (Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño), University of California, Los Angeles
  • L. Frank (Tongva/Ajachmem/Rarámuri), Decolonizationist

Friday, August 4th

Session III: 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

19. From Archive to Article: Interpretation and Interpolation of Humanities Research
Sierra 102
  • Chair: Nicole Ferraiolo, Council on Library and Information Resources
  • Historical Narratives in Science and Bureaucracy Rebecca A. Egli, University of California, Davis
  • Books of Travel and Travel of Books: Finding Eighteenth–century Chinese Travel Guides in European Libraries
    Huiying Chen, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Tracing Timur’s Legacy: Opportunities and Challenges to the Study of a Dispersed Corpus of Early Modern Persian Manuscripts
    Marian Smith, University of Michigan
  • Comment: R.A. Kashanipour, Northern Arizona University
20. Fingerprints and Landscapes: An Interactive Workshop Featuring Discussion, Story–telling and Art Making Focused on Migration and History
Sierra 106
  • Israel James Hunter, Artist
  • Yesenia Navarrette Hunter, University of Southern California
21. Seeing History Through Maps
Sierra 108
  • Chair: Janet Ward, University of Oklahoma
  • Visual Knots: Sovereignty, Inter–Urban Networks, and Flagship Airlines in the Postwar Eastern Bloc, 1945–1969
    Steven Seegel, Northern Colorado University
  • David Rumsey Map Center as a Resource for Historians: Leveraging Technology to Support Spatial Research
    G. Salim Mohammed, Stanford University
  • Teaching History through Maps in the Classroom
    Catherine Dunlop, Montana State University
  • Comment: Janet Ward, University of Oklahoma
22. Communities, Movements, Identities: Religious and Non–Religious Experiences in the Nineteenth–Century United States
Sierra 160
  • Chair: Amanda Hendrix–Komoto, Montana State University
  • The Retroactive Conversion of Thomas Jefferson: American Nationalism and the Contested Legacy of America’s Founders
    Spencer W. McBride, The Joseph Smith Papers
  • Cultivating the Domain: Analyzing the Economic Importance of Agriculture, Land Speculation, and Print to the Construction of a Campbellite Denomination in the Trans–Appalachian West
    James Dupey, Arizona State University
  • Vows in Community: The Sisters of Charity and Midwestern Catholicism in the Nineteenth Century
    Jacqueline E. Willy, Arizona State University
  • Comment: Amanda Hendrix–Komoto, Montana State University
23. Reagan, Iran–Contra, and Terrorism: A Roundtable (co–sponsored by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations)
Sierra 182
  • Chair: Salim Yaqub, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Andrew L. Johns, Brigham Young University
  • Kyle Longley, Arizona State University
  • Chester Pach, Ohio University
  • Dustin Walcher, Southern Oregon University
24. Representing Latinx Communities: Music, Film, and Photographs
Sierra 184
  • Chair: George Sánchez, University of Southern California
  • Telling Acequias in Film: Irrigation and Ecology in New Mexico Documentaries
    Amado Guzman, University of Arizona
  • Ephemeral Forums, Enduring Communities: Latina/o community building and belonging in 1990s South East Los Angeles
    Jorge Leal, University of California, San Diego
  • Chicano Photography in the Now: Border Crossers, Time Travel, Cosmic Images
    Dolores Rivas Bhati, University of Arizona
  • Comment: George Sánchez, University of Southern California
25. Critical Perspectives on the History of the People’s Republic of China
Sierra 186
  • Chair: Joshua Goldstein, University of Southern California
  • Taking Mao–Period Political Economy Seriously: The Case of Meitan County
    Alexander Day, Occidental College
  • Gender and the Socialist Everyday? Experiments of Collectivization in Beijing
    Fabio Lanza, University of Arizona
  • The Cold War and Maoist China’s Developmental Garrison State
    Covell Meyskens, Naval Postgraduate School
  • The People’s Democratic Dictatorship: Accusations, Reports, and Petitions from Citizens to the Chinese Communist State, 1949 – 1966
    Aminda Smith, Michigan State University
  • Comment: Joshua Goldstein, University of Southern California
26. Scholars on the Rise: New Visions of Los Angeles
Sierra 192
  • Chair: Marc Rodriguez, Portland State University
  • “Counterattack on Juvenile Delinquency:” The Birth of the “War on Youth” in Los Angeles, 1945–1965
    David Chavez, University of California, Riverside
  • Los Angeles, by way of Panama
    Brett Robert, California State University, Northridge
  • “Agora estamos en America”– “Now we are in America:” The Identities, Communities, and Networks of Sephardic Los Angeles
    Max Daniel, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Comment: The Audience
27. Natives and Institutions: Gender and Navigating Wardship
Sierra 198
  • Chair: Farina King (Diné), Northeastern State University
  • Wardship and Beyond: The shaping of one American Indian Woman’s Student Identity during the 1930s
    Jennifer Talerico–Brown, University of California, Riverside
  • Girls Breaking Boundaries: Stories of Acculturation and Self–Advocacy at Chemawa Indian School, 1900–1930
    Rebecca Wellington, University of Washington
  • Defining Wardship: Gender and Native American Access to World War II–Era Welfare Benefits
    Mary Klann, University of California, San Diego
  • Comment: Roger Nichols, University of Arizona

Friday, August 4th

Session IV: 3:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

28. The Politics of Leisure: Outdoor Recreation & the American West
Sierra 102
  • Chair: Marsha Weisiger, University of Oregon
  • Shaping a New Urban Playground: Ski–Link and the Politics of Recreation on the Wasatch Front
    Mette Flynt, University of Oklahoma
  • Echo Park, Rivers Runners, & the Export of American Environmentalism
    Sara A. Porterfield, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Coastal Engineering, Surfers, and Environmental Consciousness in Southern California, 1940–Present
    H. Michael Gelfand, James Madison University
  • The Two are Pardners: Rodeo Cowboys, Their Horses, and a Distinctly Western Relationship
    Frank Whitehead, University of Arizona
  • Comment: Marsha Weisiger, University of Oregon
29. Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles: A Roundtable
Sierra 106
  • Maylei Blackwell, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Desiree Martinez, Tongva Educator and Indigenous Archaeologist Tongva community members
  • Craig Torres, Tongva Educator
  • Cindi Alvitre, California State University, Long Beach
30. Representations and Memory in Hawai‘ian History
Sierra 108
  • Chair: David Igler, University of California, Irvine
  • Jack London and the Kauai ‘Leper War’ of 1893: A New Assessment
    Caleb Hardner, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • A Storied Image: Remembering and Inventing the Image of Kamehameha I. in Hawai‘i
    Audrey Maier, University of California, Riverside
  • Comment: David Igler, University of California, Irvine
31. Development and Redevelopment in Los Angeles’s Chinatown: Analyzing Political Power, Social Change, and Representations
Sierra 160
  • Chair: Lon Kurashige, University of Southern California
  • The 1938 Opening of New Chinatown in Los Angeles: Orientalism and the Politics of Representation
    William Gow, University of California, Berkeley
  • Redevelopment in Post–1965 Los Angeles Chinatown: Transformations of Neighborhood Politics & Identity
    Laureen Hom, University of California, Irvine
  • Asian American Movement Building: Linking Community Organizing in Los Angeles Chinatown in the 1970s and 2010s
    Lawrence Lan, University of California, Riverside
  • Comment: Lon Kurashige, University of Southern California
32. The Golden State Guarantee: Breaking Barriers and Building Community
Sierra 182
  • Chair: Kelly Besser, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ivan J. Houston, Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company (retired)
  • Yasmin Dessem, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Shani Miller, University of California, Los Angeles
33. The Body as Knowledge: Conversations on Body Memories, Movement Practices, and Living Pasts
Sierra 184
  • Chair: Meg R. Jackson, University of Denver
  • Frozen Bodies: Representations of Time, Memory, and Tradition
    Clare Benson, Arizona State University
  • On Urban Landscape, Geopolitical Violence, and Embodied Memory: Exploring Affective Geographies in a Post–Conflict City
    Sunčana Laketa, University of Zürich
  • Acting Out the Painful Past: Trauma Performed and Body as a Site of Memory
    Nena Močnik, Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, Finland
  • Lynching Photographs: The Evolution of the Victim/Spectator Relationship
    Meghan Jordan, University of Arizona
  • Comment: Meg R. Jackson, University of Denver
34. Experiencing History: Latin America In and Out of the Classroom
Sierra 186
  • Chair: R.A. Kashanipour, Northern Arizona University
  • Heather Peterson, University of South Carolina at Aiken
  • Mark Lentz, Utah Valley University
  • María M. Muñoz, Susquehanna University
  • Shayna Mehas, University of Nevada, Reno
35. Scholars on the Rise: New Visions of the Americas
Sierra 192
  • Chair: Erika Perez, University of Arizona
  • Fluid Borders: Contextualizing Indigeneity and Mestizaje in the Western–Pacific Borderlands
    Priscilla Martinez, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • British Perceptions of Nineteenth–century California Exceptionalism
    Stephanie Narrow, California State University, Northridge
  • Mining, Knowledge Production, and Empire: U.S. Gold Prospectors in the Andes, 1880 – 1920
    Juan Manuel Rubio, University of California, Irvine
  • Comment: Erika Perez, University of Arizona
36. Shifting Perceptions: Political Activism and the Treatment of the Marginalized in California’s Health Care Systems, 1965–1995
Sierra 198
  • Chair: Abigail Rosas, California State University, Long Beach
  • Temple to Welfare or Producer of Personal Responsibility? Community Health Clinics (CHCs), Welfare Mothers, and Citizen Participation
    Nic John Ramos, University of Southern California
  • Claiming Space for the “Queer and Scary”: San Francisco Politics and the Creation of the World’s First AIDS Ward
    Andrea Milne, University of California, Irvine
  • From ‘That Hippie Clinic’ to Mainstream: The Role of the Media in Legitimizing the Los Angeles Free Clinic, 1967–1975
    Rebecca Baird, Porterville College
  • Comment: Abigail Rosas, California State University, Long Beach

Saturday, August 5th

Session V: 8 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

37. Indigenous Body, Vitality, and Seed Politics
Sierra 102
  • Chair: Natale Zappia, Whittier College
  • “Ball is Life”: The Joy, Fun, and Hope of Rezball
    David Kamper, San Diego State University
  • Native Kin: Mormons, Intermarriage, and the Politics of the Indigenous Body
    Amanda Hendrix–Komoto, Montana State University
  • “We Cared For Our Corn as We Would Care for a Child”: Indigenous Seed Sovereignty
    Christina Gish Hill, Iowa State University
  • Comment: Natale Zappia, Whittier College
38. Reconsidering the Truman Doctrine and Containment: A Roundtable (co–sponsored by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations)
Sierra 106
  • Chair: James Matray, California State University, Chico
  • Lori Clune, California State University, Fresno
  • Grant Madsen, Brigham Young University
  • Kimber Quinney, California State University, San Marcos
39. Scholars on the Rise: New Visions of Land in California
Sierra 108
  • Chair: Jennifer Seltz, Western Washington University
  • Claiming California: The Legal Transformation of 19th–Century California Society
    Alejandro Coquis, California State University, Northridge
  • Evading Dam–Nation: Land Use History of the Lower Cosumnes River Watershed, 1820–2016
    Michelaina Johnson, University of California, Berkeley
  • Building a Communal Environment: Back–to–the–Land in Mendocino
    Gary Stein, University of Southern California
  • Comment: Peter Blodgett, Huntington Library
40. Interdisciplinary Learning and Student Engagement: Exploring Local Representations of the Past
Sierra 160
  • Chair: Jessica Kim, California State University, Northridge
  • Students Learning and Writing History through Service: A Case Study of Bilingual Reading Circles for Farmworker Families in Oxnard and Camarillo, CA within Chicana/o–Latina/o Literature Service–Learning Courses at CSUCI
    Georgina Guzmán, California State University, Channel Islands
  • Exploring U.S. Legal History on Campus through Digitized Student Papers and Memorial Installations
    Elizabeth Logan, University of Southern California
  • Narratives of Ventura County: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching History
    Julia Ornelas–Higdon, California State University, Channel Islands
  • Comment: The Audience
41. Juan Gómez–Quiñones and the Emergence of Chicano/a History at UCLA: A Roundtable
Sierra 186
  • Chair: Albert Camarillo, Stanford University
  • Devra Weber, University of California, Riverside
  • Emilio Zamora, University of Texas at Austin
  • Milo Alvarez, College of Southern Nevada
42. Navigating Gender and Racial Boundaries: Assimilation, Immigration, and Internment
Sierra 182
  • Chair: Elizabeth Jameson, University of Calgary
  • Blazing a Bi–Cultural Trail: Mourning Dove, Colville Woman, Colville Leader
    Laurie Arnold, Gonzaga University
  • Paper Women: Identity and Complicity in the Unauthorized Immigration of Chinese during Exclusion, 1882–1943
    Ya Suen "Connie" Chow, University of California, Riverside
  • Imprisoned on Native Land: Japanese Internment and Native Women’s Labor at Manzanar
    Caitlin Keliiaa, University of California, Berkeley
  • Comment: Elizabeth Jameson, University of Calgary
43. Visualizing Slavery and Violence in African American History
Sierra 184
  • Chair: Kevin Dawson, University of California, Merced
  • Visualizing Interspecies Violence: African Americans and Canines in American Media
    Tyler D. Parry, California State University, Fullerton
  • Slavery and Suicide: History, Memory, and Activism
    Terri L. Snyder, California State University, Fullerton
  • The Politics of Pain: Violence in Popular Representations of Slavery
    Erica L. Ball, Occidental College
  • Comment: Kevin Dawson, University of California, Merced
44. New Perspectives on the Revolutionary 1790s: Protests, Parties, and the Press
Sierra 192
  • Chair: Jeffrey D. Kaja, California State University, Northridge
  • Politics, Mobilization, and Parties in the 1790s
    Kenneth Owen, University of Illinois, Springfield
  • The French Revolutionary Jacobins and the Making of the American Democratic Party
    Micah Alpaugh, University of Central Missouri
  • The Infamy of Self Creation: The Democratic–Republican Societies and the Contest over a Free Press
    Michelle Orihel, Southern Utah University
  • Comment: Benjamin E. Park, Sam Houston University

Saturday, August 5th

Session VI: 9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

45. Reflecting on the Life and Career of Camille Guérin–Gonzales
Sierra 186
  • Chair: Devra Weber, University of California, Riverside
  • Jillian Jacklin, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Sergio M. González, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Deena J. González, Loyola Marymount University
  • Elizabeth Jameson, University of Calgary
46. Demons from the Deep? The Transformation of Marine Megafauna in Postwar U.S. Culture
Sierra 102
  • Chair: Andy Kirk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Becoming Prey: A History of Americans’ Shark Fears
    Jennifer Martin, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • “Now We Have Everything”: The Capture, Management, and Display of Large Delphinids at Marineland of the Pacific, 1957–1961
    Taylor Bailey, Portland State University
  • Namu’s Voyage: How One Orca’s Capture Changed Views of the Ocean’s Greatest Predator
    Jason Colby, University of Victoria
  • Comment: Andy Kirk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
47. Teaching History in the Community College: A Roundtable
Sierra 106
  • Patty Colman, Moorpark College
  • Adam Morgenstern, College of the Canyons
  • Brian Patrick Walsh, Pierce College
48. African Americans and Landscapes of Leisure in Twentieth–Century California
Sierra 108
  • Chair: Amy Essington, California State University, Fullerton
  • Adventures of African Americans in Southern California Exurban Country Club and Subdivision Development in the Inland Empire During the 1920s
    Alison Rose Jefferson, Independent Scholar
  • Planting Roots in the West: Black Recreation Centers as Sites of Community– building, Leisure, and Activism in the Bay Area, 1940–1950
    Natalie Novoa, University of California, Berkeley
  • Comment: Amy Essington, California State University, Fullerton
49. Challenges to Ku Klux Klan Organization in the 1920s
Sierra 160
  • Chair: Michael Lansing, Augsburg College
  • A “moral, spiritual and patriotic standing army”: Lewis Terwilliger, Secret Fraternalism, and the Ku Klux Klan in Montana during the 1920s
    Christine K. Erickson, Indiana University–Purdue University
  • “Klansmen Be Ousted": The Courts and the Recall in Eradicating the 1920s Ku Klux Klan in Kern County, California
    Alicia E. Rodriquez, California State University, Bakersfield
  • Politicized Protestantism: The Detroit Citizens League and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
    Russel Fehr, University of California, Riverside
  • Comment: Michael Lansing, Augsburg College
50. A Year of Conflict: U.S. Foreign Relations in 1967
Sierra 182
  • Chair: Hal Friedman, Henry Ford College
  • 1967 in Congress: Senator Mark Hatfield and the Vietnam and Six Day Wars
    Christopher Foss, University of Portland
  • Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and Vietnam
    Luke Nichter, Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Hollywood, Israel and the 1967 Six Day War
    Tony Shaw, University of Hertfordshire
  • “A Noble Gesture?”: Military and Volunteer Humanitarianism in 1967 Vietnam
    Rachel Rains Winslow, Westmont College
  • Comment: Hal Friedman, Henry Ford College
51. Public History and Community Memory
Sierra 184
  • Chair: Tara Travis, National Park Service, Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument
  • Storytelling for Profit: Redevelopment and Preservation at the Denver Federal Center
    Brendon George, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Statehouse Statements: Historical Interpretation at the Colorado State Capitol
    Derek R. Everett, Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Representing Loss in the 9/11 Memorial in NY and in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park
    Flora Leibowitz, Oregon State University
  • Comment: Tara Travis, National Park Service, Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument
52. Evangelicals, Mormons, and the Metaphysical: American Religion in the Twentieth Century
Sierra 192
  • Chair: Meaghan O’Keefe, University of California, Davis
  • Years After Exorcising the Pentagon: Metaphysical Practice, Anti–War Protest, and the Underground Press
    Jeremy Guida, University of California, Riverside
  • “Come, Come, Ye Saints”: Invoking the Spirit of the Utah Pioneers, 170 Years Later
    Cristina Rosetti, University of California, Riverside
  • Chick Publications Versus the World: The use of Jesuit Conspiracy Theories and Anti–Semitic Imagery in the Construction of Evangelical Identity Borders
    Sean Sagan, University of California, Riverside
  • Comment: Meaghan O’Keefe, University of California, Davis
53. Negotiating Gender and Sexuality from the Victorian Era through the Early Twentieth Century
Sierra 198
  • Chair: Katie M. Hemphill, University of Arizona
  • A Perfect Love in a Better World: The Demise of Female Crushes and Romantic Friendships in the Early Twentieth Century
    Wendy Rouse, San Jose State University
  • “The Irritant Nerve:” Clitoridectomies and Psycho–Sexual Treatments in Victorian Britain
    Ashley Achee, University of California, Irvine
  • Comment: Katie M. Hemphill, University of Arizona

Saturday, August 5th

Session VII: 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

54. Teaching and Researching Black and Brown History in Contemporary Contexts
Sierra 102
  • Chair: Lorena Oropeza, University of California, Davis
  • From the Archives to the Classroom: Comparative Approaches to African American History
    Casey D. Nichols, Dickinson College
  • Romanticized Representations of the Past: The Role of Contemporary Context on the Teaching of Latina/o History
    Maribel Santiago, Michigan State University
  • Experiential Learning and Program Building in the Belly of the Beast
    Max Krochmal, Texas Christian University
  • Comment: Lorena Oropeza, University of California, Davis
55. Archive Matters: A Roundtable on Documents and the Production of Historical Knowledge in Latin America
Sierra 106
  • Chair: R.A. Kashanipour, Northern Arizona University
  • Alexander Hidalgo, Texas Christian University
  • Mark Dries, University of California, Davis
  • Lean Sweeny, University of New Mexico
56. Honoring Rachel G. Fuchs: Breaking New Boundaries in Women’s and Gender History
Sierra 186
  • Chair: Cheryl A. Koos, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Rachel Fuchs’ Contributions to the PCB–AHA
    Elinor Accampo, University of Southern California
  • Rachel Fuchs, Communities of Women, and Prostitution in fin de siècle France
    Michelle Rhoades, Wabash College
  • The Groupe Amelot: Gender, Immigration and Resistance Networks in Vichy France
    Nimisha Barton, Princeton University
  • “Half the Human Race”: Afterthoughts on Wrestling with 600 Years of the Woman Question Debates in France
    Karen Offen, Stanford University
  • Comment: Linda Clark, Millersville University (emerita)
57. Consuming the Past: Representing Prohibition Era Material Culture with Public History
Sierra 108
  • Chair: Michael Green, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Shae Cox, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Lee Hanover, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Billy Marino, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Allan Mattay, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
58. Ventura County’s Ethnic Histories
Sierra 160
  • Chair: Julia Ornelas–Higdon, California State University, Channel Islands
  • Reinterpreting Ventura County History through La Voz de la Colonia Newspaper, 1926–1932
    José M. Alamillo, California State University, Channel Islands
  • Positions and Places: Chicanas and Chicanos of Ventura County, California, 1961– 1975
    Frank P. Barajas, California State University, Channel Islands
  • Teaching Chumash History at the Museum of Ventura County
    Megan Gately, Museum of Ventura County
  • Japanese Americans in Oxnard: Public History and Historic Preservation
    Lily Anne Welty Tamai, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Comment: Julia Ornelas–Higdon, California State University, Channel Islands
59. Civic Engagement with Students and Communities
Sierra 184
  • The Boyle Heights Museum of History and Culture
    George J. Sánchez, University of Southern California
  • From Service Learning to Democratic Empowerment
    Michael J. Lansing, Augsburg College
60. Tracing Inscriptions: Reading Bodies and Landscapes of the Pacific’s Past
Sierra 192
  • Chair: Alfred P. Flores, Riverside City College
  • Christen Sasaki, San Francisco State University
  • Joyce Pualani Warren, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Brandon J. Reilly, Santa Monica College
61. Remembering and Recovering African American History
Sierra 198
  • Chair: Erica Ball, Occidental College
  • “The Best Place for Black Folks”: Erasing and Tracing the History of African American Settlers and Community Leaders in Gold Rush Mining Regions of California 1848 – 1948
    Susan D. Anderson, Independent Scholar
  • Co–Opting the Border: The Dream of African American Integration Via Baja California
    Laura Hooton, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Comment: Erica Ball, Occidental College

Saturday, August 5th

Session VIII: 3:15 p.m.– 4:45 p.m.

62. Alliances and Antagonisms: China, Cuba, and Vietnam during the Cold War
Sierra 102
  • Chair: Christopher Foss, University of Portland
  • Selling Anti–Communism: William C. Bullitt and the Case for Saving China
    Michael Blackburn, Peninsula College
  • The Mission of Protest: Visual Diplomacy and the U.S. Embassy in Havana, 1952–2015
    Blair Woodard, University of Portland
  • Comment: Christopher Foss, University of Portland
63. Shifting Gendered Cultural Identities in Pacific Coast Urban Landscapes
Sierra 106
  • Chair: Kevin A. Leonard, Western Washington University
  • Creating a Russian Cultural Identity in Nativist America: San Francisco’s Russian Diaspora in California’s Diamond Jubilee Parade
    Nina Bogdan, University of Arizona
  • Mexican American Identity, Citizenship, and Gender in Southern California During World War II and Beyond
    Lora Michelle Key, University of Arizona
  • From Boeing to Beauty: Black Women Workers during World War II, 1942–1950
    Quin’Nita Cobbins, University of Washington
  • Comment: Kevin A. Leonard, Western Washington University
64. Nineteenth–Century California in History and Memory: Race, Capitalism, and Violence
Sierra 108
  • Chair: Stacey Smith, Oregon State University
  • Forgotten History of California
    Michelle Brewster, University of California, Irvine
  • Seeing the Tuluwat Massacre Differently: Labor, Memory, and Identity
    Michael Karp, St. Louis University
  • Post–Civil War Reconciliation in California: Remembering the Bear Flag Revolt
    Citlali Sosa–Ridell, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Comment: Stacey Smith, Oregon State University
65. A New Era: Racial and Defense Culture in Mid–Twentieth Century Southern California (co–sponsored by the Historical Society of Southern California))
Sierra 160
  • Chair: Peggy Renner, Glendale Community College
  • Jackie Robinson in Southern California: A Life between Segregation and Integration
    Amy Essington, California State University, Fullerton
  • African American Ballet and Protest in Postwar Los Angeles
    Kenneth H. Marcus, University of La Verne
  • The Impact of the Military on Suburbanization in Cold War Los Angeles
    Lara Godbille, U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
  • Comment: Peggy Renner, Glendale Community College
66. The California African–American Freedom Trail: Civic, Educational, and Preservation Strategies
Sierra 182
  • Chair: Susan Anderson, Independent Scholar
  • Rick Moss, Director of the African–American Museum and Library, Oakland, CA
  • John William Templeton, Independent Scholar
67. Selling Gender: Advertising to Women in Postwar America
Sierra 184
  • Chair: Neil Prendergast, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
  • Consumerism, Subconscious Desires, and Women’s Liberation: The Role of Motivation Research in Maidenform’s Dream Campaign (1949–1969)
    Natasha Synycia, University of California, Irvine
  • Selling the Invisible Women Drinker: The Challenges of Postwar U.S. Liquor Marketing and the Legacies of Prohibition
    Lisa Jacobson, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Comment: Neil Prendergast, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
68. Tracing the Legacies of World War I
Sierra 186
  • Chair: Susan Wladaver–Morgan, Pacific Historical Review (retired)
  • Tracing California Women in World War I: Jewish San Franciscans Serving the Nation
    Mary Ann Irwin, California State University, East Bay, Hayward / Diablo Valley College
  • Tracing Post World War I Harbor Development in Long Beach, California
    Howard Craig Hendricks, Long Beach City College
  • Tracing the Legal Legacy of World War I in California
    Diane M.T. North, University of Maryland University College
  • Comment: Susan Wladaver–Morgan, Pacific Historical Review (retired)
69. Community–Making and Coalitions in California, 1960s–1980s
Sierra 192
  • Chair: Gordon K. Mantler, George Washington University
  • The Nature of Victories: The United Farm Workers’ 1969 Coachella Strike and its Promise of a New America
    Christian Paiz, University of California, Berkeley
  • To Liberate Campus and Community: Nairobi and Venceremos Colleges and Third World Alliances for Self–Determination in the San Francisco Peninsula
    Aaron Bae, Arizona State University
  • From Boycott to Buyouts: The Rise and Fall of the Coors Boycott Coalition in the 1980s
    Allyson Brantley, University of La Verne
  • Comment: Gordon K. Mantler, George Washington University
70. Scholars on the Rise: New Visions of Culture
Sierra 198
  • Chair: Erik Goldner, California State University, Northridge
  • Wire Service Photography and the Globalization of the Spectator, 1919–1950
    Jonathan Dentler, University of Southern California
  • “Is It Not Unmanly?” Masculinity, Reason, and the Expression of Emotion in The Athenian Mercury
    Sarah Junod, University of California, Riverside
  • The Many Worlds of Color in Victorian England
    Kristin Feay, California State University, Northridge
  • Comment: The Audience

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