• “Mexican American Women and Conservatism in the Postwar U.S. West: A Preliminary Examination,” Western History Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico (online), October 14, 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/14/2020.
  • Discussant, Laying Down the Law: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West, Western History Association, San Diego, CA, November 2, 2017. Other, Presented, 11/02/2017.
  • "Court-Ordered Desegregation in Denver," Roundtable: Legal Borderlands in Latino History, 2016 Carroll R. Pauley Symposium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, October 7, 2016. Other, Presented, 10/07/2016.
  • “‘This case is for us, and about us—but without us’: The Mexican American Educational Agenda and School Desegregation in Denver, 1969-1974,” Latina/o Studies Association, Pasadena, CA, July, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2016.
  • “Racial Uncertainties: Narratives of Racial Formation in Denver, Colorado,” Teaching New Scholarship: Primary Source Documents and Teaching The American West, University of Notre Dame, June 23, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/23/2016.
  • Discussant, WHA Graduate Student Caucus Professionalization Panel, The Seeds of Teaching: Graduating from Student to Professor, Western History Association, Portland, OR, October 23, 2015. Other, Presented, 10/2015.
  • "Desegregation or Disintegration?: Fighting for Better Schools in Multiracial Denver, 1968-1976," Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April 18, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2015.
  • “'The Anomalous Position of the Chicano': Postwar Federal Education Policy, School Desegregation and America’s Racial Dilemma in Denver, Colorado," Policy History Conference, Columbus, OH, June 5, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Committee on Teaching and Public Education Roundtable, “Historical Activism in Our Schools: Content and Conquest,” Western History Association Conference, Tucson, Arizona, October 11, 2013. Other, Presented, 10/11/2013.
  • “Mexican-American Racial Identity in the Debate Over Equal Educational Opportunity, Denver, Colorado, 1969-1976,” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 21, 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/21/2013.
  • Committee on Race in the American West Roundtable, “Activism and Unlikely Alliances in the Mile High City,” Western History Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 6, 2012. Other, Presented, 10/06/2012.
  • "Racial Uncertainties: Mexican Americans, School Desegregation, and the Making of Race in Post-Civil Rights America, Tanner Humanities Center Work-in-Progress Talk, University of Utah, March 6, 2018. Presentation, Presented, 03/06/2018.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States of America


  • Racial Uncertainties: Mexican Americans, School Desegregation, and the Making of Race in Post-Civil Rights America (under contract to University of California Press, American Crossroads series). Accepted, 03/28/2019.
  • "Negotiating Race: The Legal Borderlands of School Desegregation in Denver, Colorado," in Beyond the Borders of the Law: Critial Legal Histories of the North American West, eds. Katrina Jagodinsky and Pablo MItchell (Lawerence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2018): 309-342. Published, 09/2018.
  • "'Becoming Minority: Mexican Americans, Race, and the Legal Struggle for Educational Equity in Denver, Colorado." Western Historical Quarterly 48, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 43-66. Published, 01/2017.
  • "Shifting the Lens: Using Critical Race Theory and Latino Critical Theory to Re-Examine the History of School Desegregation."Qualitative Inquiry 21, no. 3 (March 2015): 250-261. Published, 03/2015.
  • Review of Chicano Struggles for Education: Activism in the Community, University of Houston Series in Mexican American Studies, No. 7, by Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr. Journal of Southern HIstory 80, no. 4 (November 2014): 1027-28. Published, 11/2014.
  • América’s Home: A Dialogue about Displacement, Globalization, and Activism.” Co-authored with Delia Fernandez, Denise Delgado & Maria Celleri. Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 34, no. 1 (2013). Published, 04/2013.
  • "Invisible Man." Review of Robert Clifton Weaver: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer, by Wendell E. Pritchett. ehistory, February 2009. Published, 02/2009.
  • “The Hispano-Americano Women’s Club and the Laramie Woman’s Club: A Glimpse into Intercultural Relationships in Laramie, Wyoming, 1950-1960.” Annals of Wyoming 79, nos. 3/4 (Winter 2008): 14-27. Published, 01/2008.