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Matthew Garcia

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School Dir & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography

Matthew Garcia is the director of the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. He also directs the Comparative Border Studies Program . He previously taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Oregon, and Brown University. His book,  A World of Its Own: Race, Labor and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970  was named co-winner for the best book in oral history by the Oral History Association in 2003 and received an Honorable Mention from the American Studies Association that same year. His book,  From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement , explores the formation of the most successful consumer boycott in U.S. history and the grassroots activists and union leaders who created it. He was also the outreach director and co-primary investigator for the  Bracero Archive Project , which was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant in 2008, and the recipient of the Best Public History Award by the National Council for Public History in 2009-2010. http://mattgarcia.org 

Research Interests

Immigration and Labor; Agriculture and Food; Sports; Social Movements; Los Angeles and the West.

Publications
  • Matt Garcia and Angharad Valdivia. Mapping Latina/o Studies for the Twenty-First Century. (2012).
  • Matthew Garcia and Angharad Valdivia. Mapping Latina/o Studies for the Twenty-First Century. (2012).
  • . . Review of: Ganz, Marshall. Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009; Pawel, Miriam. The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope and Struggle in Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009, in Labor, 2012 (2012).
  • Matt Garcia. Cesar Chavez, Flawed Hero of the Fields. (2012).
  • Matt Garcia. "Ambassadors in Overalls: Mexican Guest Workers and the Future of Labor,". Boom: A Journal of California (2011).
Research Activity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 580Practicum
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 580Practicum
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 498Pro-Seminar
HST 580Practicum
HST 593Applied Project
HST 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 580Practicum
HST 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 394Special Topics
HST 499Individualized Instruction
TCL 499Individualized Instruction
HST 590Reading and Conference
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 499Individualized Instruction
HST 591Seminar
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 332Mexican Amer Hist Since 1900
TCL 332Mexican Amer Hist Since 1900
HST 792Research
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 110United States Since 1865
HST 792Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 394Special Topics
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
LIA 194Special Topics
Presentations
  • Matt Garcia. Latinos in the Urban South. American Studies Association (Oct 2012).
  • Matt Garcia. "Place, Race, and Preservation: Stories from the Field". Organization of American Historians (Apr 2012).
Service
  • Director, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Director (2012 - 2017)
  • Labor, Editorial Board (2012 - 2015)
  • Journal of American History, Editorial Board (2010 - 2013)
  • Program Committee, American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, San Diego, 2012., Co-Chair (2011 - 2012)
  • Organization of American Historians, Committee on Committees, Chair (2010 - 2011)