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Eduardo Pagan

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Associate Dean, Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 1251
Assoc Dean & Asc Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3250
Biography

 

Eduardo Pagán, Arizona State University's Bob Stump Endowed Professor of History, was born and raised in the Phoenix area and began his college career at Mesa Community College. He then received a B.A. from ASU, an M.A. from the University of Arizona, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in U.S. history.

Before returning to ASU, Dr. Pagán served as an assistant dean of students at Princeton, a faculty member at Williams College, and a senior program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. While at ASU he has served as chair of the Department of Language, Cultures, and History, co-chair of Ethnic Studies, and as President of the West campus Faculty Senate. He has held an NEH Fellowship and was a postdoctoral fellow at Wesleyan University and at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Pagán is currently a co-host of History Detectives on PBS, and has worked previously with the award-winning PBS series American Experience as the lead historical consultant for the television episode and Web site entitled "Zoot Suit Riot," based in part on his book Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon: Zoot Suits, Race, and Riot in Wartime L.A(University of North Carolina Press, 2003). He has served as a panelist for the Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Arizona Humanities Council, and he has served as a committee member for the Organization of American Historians.

Dr. Pagán is currently working on two book-length projects. The first explores racial constructions and violence in territorial Arizona, and the second is a history of Latino terrorism in the US.

In addition to his numerous scholarly publications, Dr. Pagán also authored Historic Photos of Phoenix, which won the Arizona Book Publishing Association's 2008 Glyph Award, and Remembering Phoenix.

At ASU's West campus, Dr. Pagán teaches classes including "Constitutional History of the U.S.," "The Hispanic Southwest," "American Indians," and "Historical Methods."

Research Interests

 Scholarly interests: American West, Latinos in the United States, American youth culture, American religion.

Publications
  • . . Review of: The Color of America Has Changed: How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California, 1941–1978 (2011).
  • . . Review of: Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II; and No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (2010).
  • . . Review of: The Power of the Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II (2009).
  • . . Review of: The Battle for Los Angeles: Racial Ideology and World War II (2008).
  • Pagan, Eduardo Obregon. Historic Photos of Phoenix. (2007).
  • . . Review of: Race and the Houston Police Department, 1930-1990 (2007).
  • Pagan, Eduardo Obregon. Sleepy Lagoon Trial. Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas (2006).
  • . . Review of: ¡Raza Si! ¡Guerra No! Chicano Protest and Patriotism during the Viet Nam War Era (2006).
  • Pagan, Eduardo Obregon. Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial. Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (2005).
  • Pagan, Eduardo Obregon. Zoot Suits. Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion v. 3 (2004).
  • . . Review of: A Century of Chicano History: Empire, Nations, and Migration (2004).
  • Pagan, Eduardo Obregon. Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon: Zoot Suits, Race, and Riot in Wartime L.A. (2003).
  • Pagan, Eduardo Obregon. Latina and Latino Cultures. Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2001).
  • Pagan, Eduardo Obregon. Latina and Latino Cultures. Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History v. 2 (2001).
  • Eduardo Pagan. Los Angeles Geopolitics and the Zoot Suit Riot, 1943. Journal of Social Science History (2000).
  • Eduardo Pagan. Los Angeles Geopolitics and the Zoot Suit Riot, 1943. Journal of Social Science History (2000).
  • Pagan, Eduardo Obregon. Zoot Suit Riot. Violence in America: An Encyclopedia v. 3 (1999).
  • . . Review of: Land of a Thousand Dances: Chicano Rock 'n' Roll from Southern California (1999).
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAS 502Perspectives in Interdisc Stud
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MAS 585Capstone Course
MAS 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IAS 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 585Capstone Course
MAS 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ETH 310Critical Research Methods
MAS 501Mthd Interdisciplinary Inquiry
MAS 592Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 322Constitution Hist/US Since1865
HST 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
AMS 194Special Topics
HST 492Honors Directed Study
Presentations
  • Pagan, Eduardo; Garcia, Maria-Christina; Pitti, Stephen; Arbeleanz, Maria; Hernandez, Ramona; Garcia, Matt. State of the Field: Latino Studies Roundtable. 2008 Annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians (Mar 2008).
  • Pagan, Eduardo. Recent Biographies of Joseph Smith. Sunstone Symposium (Jan 2006).
  • Pagan, Eduardo. The Future of Mormon Studies in the Academy. Sunstone Symposium (Jan 2006).
  • Pagan, Eduardo. Takin' It to the Streets. American Studies Association, Washington, D.C (Oct 2005).
  • Pagan, Eduardo. The Zoot Suit Riot Film Project: Beyond the Mythology. Organization of American Historians, Los Angeles (Jan 2001).
  • Pagan, Eduardo. The American Problem: Race Thinking in the Twentieth Century. Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University (Nov 1998).
  • Pagan, Eduardo. The Geopolitics of Los Angeles and the Struggles over Space and Territory Among Working-Class Youth in World War II. American Studies Association, Washington, D.C (Nov 1997).
  • Pagan, Eduardo. Nuestra Historia y Nuestro Futuro: Community Responses to the Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial and the Zoot Suit Riot. 25th Anniversary Pachanga, Yale University (Nov 1996).
Service
  • Arizona State University, Office of the Provost, Vice Provost for Academic Excellence and Inclusion (2013 - Present)
  • Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona Faculties Council Chair (2013 - 2014)
  • Arizona Humanities Council, Grants Committee Chair (2012 - 2014)
  • Arizona State University Faculty Senate, Senator for SHArCS (2013 - 2014)
  • Arizona State University Faculty Senate, Curriculum and Academic Program Committee, Committee Chair (2013 - 2014)
  • Sichuan University (China), International Conference on Chinese and American Southwest Studies, Keynote speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • West Valley Genealogical Society, Speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • Arizona Republic, "Arizona Ghost Towns" (short documentary story), On-screen expert (2013 - 2013)
  • Arizona State University Libraries, "True Stories and Tale Tales in the Old West" panel, Panelist (2013 - 2013)
  • Arizona State University Faculty Senate New Governance Task Force, Task Force member (2013 - 2013)
  • Arizona Historical Preservation Conference, Keynote speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • Educational Testing Service, Advanced Placement for US History, Reader (2013 - 2013)
  • College Board CLEP Committee, US History I and II, Committee member (2013 - 2013)
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly, Faculty Assembly Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Arizona State University Faculty Senate New Governance Task Force, Committee member (2012 - 2013)
  • New College Faculty Assembly, Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • Arizona State University Faculty Senate Committee on Committees, Committee member (2011 - 2013)
  • Arizona State University University Reaccreditation Steering Committee, Committee member (2010 - 2013)
  • College Board, Educational Testing Service, Committee member, CLEP II (2010 - 2013)
  • College Board, Educational Testing Service, Committee member, CLEP, History I and History II (2010 - 2013)
  • Northern Trust Bank Shareholder's Meeting (Phoenix), Keynote Speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • Cameron Trejo Productions, "Power Shootout: An Arizona Tragedy" (documentary film), On-screen expert (2013 - 2013)
  • KAET (PBS affiliate, Phoenix, AZ) "Horizonte", On-screen guest (2013 - 2013)
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Treatment reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Arizona Humanities Council, Elected board member (2010 - 2013)
  • Arizona State University, Dean of the New College Search Committee, Committee member (2012 - 2013)
  • Public Broadcasting System, History Detectives, Co-host (2009 - 2012)
  • PBS, "History Detectives", Series Co-host (2008 - 2012)
  • United States Bureau of Land Management, 100th Anniversary Symposium, Guest speaker and panel moderator (2012 - 2012)
  • Arizona Council for History Education, Keynote speaker (2012 - 2012)
  • Arizona Humanities Council, Guest Scholar (2010 - 2012)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, "Major Themes in the History of Native America", Course Instructor, Spring 2012 (2012 - 2012)
  • Latin American Cultural Studies Search Committee, Chair (2011 - 2012)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, "Stories from History Detectives", Course Instructor, Spring 2012 (2012 - 2012)
  • Tenure Review Committee, Owen Anderson, Chair (2011 - 2012)
  • Litchfield Park Historical Society, Guest speaker (2012 - 2012)
  • Journal of Contemporary Ethnology, Manuscript reader (2011 - 2012)
  • Arizona State University, Office of Knowledge Enterprise and Development, Academic Misconduct Committee member (2011 - 2012)
  • Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Member, Academic Misconduct Subcommittee (2011 - 2012)
  • University of North Carolina Press, Manuscript reader (2011 - 2012)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, "Constitutional History of the United States", Course Instructor, Fall 2011 (2011 - 2011)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, "Constitutional History of the United States", Course Instructor, Fall 2012 (2011 - 2011)
  • Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Editorial Board (2009 - 2011)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Education Programs, Review Panelist (2011 - 2011)
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, Co-host (2009 - 2011)
  • Navajo Nation/Apache County, AZ: Arizona History of Navajo Voting Rights, Guest lecturer and commentator (2011 - 2011)
  • West Valley Genealogical Society, Guest lecturer (2011 - 2011)
  • Arizona State University Public History Program 30th Anniversary Public History Lecture, Speaker (2010 - 2011)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, "Stories from History Detectives", Course Instructor, Spring 2011 (2011 - 2011)
  • Rio Verde Lectures, Guest lecturer (2011 - 2011)
  • Scholarly and Creative Research Awards Review Committee, Committee member (2011 - 2011)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tempe campus, Panelist on Project Humanities Roundtable, "Perspectives on Space" (2011 - 2011)
  • "Horizon," KAET (PBS affiliate, Phoenix, AZ), On-screen guest (2011 - 2011)
  • ASU University Club, Lunchtime speaker (2010 - 2010)
  • Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe AZ, Lecture on Remembering Phoenix (2010 - 2010)
  • Experience PBS ASSET Educator Institute, Presenter (2010 - 2010)
  • KAET Channel 8 "An Evening with Eduardo Pagan", Speaker (2010 - 2010)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Bridging Culture Initiative Panel Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Arizona State University, New College, Civility Committee member (2010 - 2010)
  • Arizona Humanities Council, Paul Espinoza Film Festival, After film discussant, "The Hunt for Pancho Villa" (2010 - 2010)
  • Arizona State University Office of the Provost, Southwest Borderlands Initiative Review Panel, Panel member (2010 - 2010)
  • Bob Stump Dialogue Series "Leadership in Challenging Teams", Host/Presenter (2010 - 2010)
  • Arizona Humanities Council, Guest Scholar (2009 - 2010)
  • Arizona State University Faculty Senate, General Studies Council member (2009 - 2010)
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Executive Advisory Board member (2009 - 2010)
  • Arizona State University Faculty Senate, Past-President of the West-campus Senate (2009 - 2010)
  • Department of the Airforce, Luke Airforce Base, Speaker, Hispanic Heritage Luncheon (2010 - 2010)
  • Rosson House Museum Board of Directors, President-elect (2008 - 2010)
  • ASU History graduate program (Tempe): Preparing Future Faculty, Panelist/Discussant (2010 - 2010)
  • KPNX/NBC Channel 12, Interview (2009 - 2009)
  • Arizona Humanities Council, Guest Scholar (2007 - 2009)
  • Educational Testing Service, Advanced Placement Reader for US History (2009 - 2009)
  • ASU Faculty Senate, President of the West campus Senators (2008 - 2009)
  • Educational Testing Service, Advanced Placement Reader for US History (2008 - 2009)
  • Arizona State University Faculty Senate, President of the West-campus Senate (2008 - 2009)
  • Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, Curriculum Committee member (2008 - 2009)
  • Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, Research Funding Committee member (2008 - 2009)
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Scholarly Research and Creative Arts Funding Committee member (2008 - 2009)
  • United States Department of Education, Teaching American History Program Panel Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Phoenix Museum of History, Presenter (2008 - 2008)
  • Department of Language, Cultures, History; Arizona State University, Department Chair (2004 - 2008)
  • Barrett Honor's College at ASU, Guest lecturer (2008 - 2008)
  • Organization of American Historians; 2008 Program Committee, 2008 Program Committee Member (2006 - 2008)
  • United States Department of Education, Teaching American History Program Panel Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • KPHO--Channel 10, Author Interview (2008 - 2008)
  • KTVK--Channel 3, Author Interview (2008 - 2008)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee, Presenter (2008 - 2008)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Education Programs, Faculty Research Awards Panel Reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Research Programs, Summer Programs Panel Reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Cave Creek Unified School District and Paradise Valley Unified School District, Consultant (2007 - 2007)
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, SRCA Committee Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Journal of San Diego History, Manuscript Reader (2007 - 2007)
  • United States Department of Education, Teaching American History Grant Panel Reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Phoenix College MEChA Statewide Success Conference, Workshop Facilitator (2007 - 2007)
  • Transborder Chicano Studies Department, Tempe Campus, Guest Lecturer, CCS 101 (2007 - 2007)
  • Sun City Institute of Religion, Instructor (2006 - 2007)
  • Institute for Humanities Research, Presenter (2007 - 2007)
  • Movimiento Estudantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), Presenter (2007 - 2007)
  • Scottsdale Desert Stages Theater, Discussion Leader, "Talk Back Series" (2006 - 2006)
  • Paradise Valley Unified School District, Consultant (2006 - 2006)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, Presenter (2006 - 2006)
  • Academic Grievance Committee, Arizona State University at the West campus, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Brigham Young University, Department of History, External Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Department of Comparative Studies, Washington State University, External Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Department of Sociology, San Francisco State University, External Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Faculty Research Awards, Panel Reviewer, Division of Education Programs (2005 - 2005)
  • Praeger Press, Manuscript Reader (2005 - 2005)
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee, Committee member (2005 - 2005)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Education, Faculty Research Awards Panel Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Department of History, Guest lecturer (2005 - 2005)
  • Praeger Press, Manuscript Reader (2005 - 2005)
  • Harcourt School Publishers, Manuscript Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Dean of Student Life Search Committee, Arizona State University at the west campus, (2005 - 2005)
  • Cameron Station Community Association, Alexandria VA, Board Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Cameron Station Community Association, Alexandria VA, Vice President, Board of Directors (2004 - 2004)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Employees Association, President (2004 - 2004)
  • Division of Research Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Senior Program Officer (2000 - 2004)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Employees Association, Treasurer (2003 - 2003)
  • Woodland Hall Condominium Association, Alexandria VA, President, Board of Directors (2002 - 2002)
  • Zoot Suit Riots; WGBH: "The American Experience", Lead Historical Consultant and Talking Head (1998 - 2002)