CSRC Fellows & Visiting Scholars 2003-2004

IAC & Other Postdoctoral Fellows

Institute of American Cultures Fellow
Karen Mary Davalos, Associate Professor, Chicana/o Studies Department, Loyola Marymount University
Project: "Museum Culture in Chicana/o Los Angeles, 1963-2003"
Los Tigres del Norte/IAC Fellow
Anthony Macias, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside
Los Tigres Del Norte Fund provided additional funds for this special fellowship in music.
Project: "Mexican American Mojo: Popular Music and Urban Culture in Los Angeles, 1940-1965"

UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCLA

Robert Chao Romero, PhD, UCLA Department of History and UC Berkeley School of Law, 2003-04
Project: "The Dragon in Big Lusong: Chinese Immigration and Settlement in Mexico"

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

Yeidy Rivero, Assistant Professor, Indian University 
Project: "Translating "Blackness": Race and Identity in Puerto Rico's Commercial Television"
Areas of interest: Race and Ethnic Representations in Media, Television Studies, International Media, and Latino Theatre. Dissertation: "Colliding Tensions: The Construction of Race, Identity, and Culture in Puerto Rico's Commercial Television."

Visiting Scholars

Peter X. Feng, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Delaware
To participate in the CSRC project, Race & Independent Media Project
Catherine Komisaruk, Assistant Professor, Department of History, CSU Long Beach
Project: "Colonial Guatemala, 1765-1835"
Writing a book on Guatemala during the period 1765-1835, her research is based on archived documents from this period, notably court cases containing testimonies by women and men of various ethnicities and social classes. These records enable Komisaruk to capture the words and lives of a largely illiterate population, including indigenous people (Indians), Afro-Central Americans, mestizos, and Spaniards. Her research also suggests new understandings of colonial Latin American gender roles, as it reveals that many more behaviors were accepted in reality than prescribed by the laws and other literature of the time.
Raul Homero Villa, Associate Professor, Department of History, Occidental College  
Project: "By Any Means Necessary: An Oral History and Analysis of Jose Montoya's Life in Creative Struggle"

UCCLR Latino Policy Studies (SCR-43) Associates

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Eric Avila, Assistant Professor, Cesar E. Chavez Center for Chicana/o Studies and Department of History, UCLA
Project: "Race and the City: Los Angeles and the Geography of White Racial Formation"
Joaquin Avila, Visiting Professor, UCLA School of Law
Project: "Strategies for Political Empowerment"
Maylei Blackwell, Assistant Professor, Cesar E. Chavez Center for Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA
Project: "Oral Histories with Chicana Feminists"
Diane De Anda, Professor Emerita, Department of Social Welfare, UCLA
Project: "Violence Prevention Curriculum for Middle School Students"
Kris D. Gutierrez, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA
Project: "Parent Involvement in an Urban Los Angeles Elementary School"
Rubén Hernández-León, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UCLA
Project: "Metropolitan Origin Migration and Inter-Metropolitan Circuits between Mexico and US"
Deborah Koniak-Griffin, Professor, UCLA School of Nursing
Evelyn Gonzalez-Figueroa, Professor, UCLA School of Nursing
Project: "Ethnic Identity and HIV Prevention Among Young Latino Parents"
Donald E. Morisky, Professor and Vice Chair, UCLA School of Public Health
Project: "Health Related Behaviors of Latino Adolescents"