Celeste R. Menchaca

Assistant Professor
Reed Hall 133

c.menchaca@tcu.edu | 817-257-4396

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BA University of California, San Diego
History and Ethnic Studies

MA, Ph.D. University of Southern California
American Studies and Ethnicity

Courses Taught

Multicultural America: A Historical Survey
U.S. History Since 1877
History of Latinas/os in the United States
Spanish Borderlands

Areas of Focus

U.S.-Mexico Borderlands; Nineteenth-Century; Science and Technology; Immigration; Race, Gender and Sexuality

(with Max D. Baumgarten, Ryan Fukumori, Daniel Lynch) “Deep Los Angeles, A Roundtable on Histories of Los Angeles in the Twenty-First Century,” California History 93, no.3, (2016): 92-101.

“Crossing the Line: A History of Medical Inspection at the Border,” Artbound: Southern California Cultural Journalism, June 2014.

“The Southwest on Display: Natural History and Landscape Replicas in Nineteenth-Century Expositions,” Regulating Circulation: Technologies of Control on the Borderlands/U.S.-Mexico Border, Organization of American Historians, New Orleans, April, 2017.

“Interrogation and Respectability at the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1908-1917,” Law, Race, Honor across United States-Latin American Borders, 1848-1914, Law and Society Association, New Orleans, June, 2016.

“Chicano History and the Borderlands of Western History,” Western Historical Association, Portland, October, 2015, discussant.

“Honor, Masculinity, Mathematics, and a Boundary Line,” Violence of U.S. Mexican Border Creation: Masculine Honor, Modes of Authority, and the Sexual Abuse of Women, 1850-1930, Western Association of Women Historians, Sacramento, May, 2015.

“Performing and Policing Sex along the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1908-1917,” Sex on the Border: Race, Gender and the Aberrant Migrant Body, Organization of American Historians, St. Louis, April, 2015.

Dando Vueltas: Building a back-and-forth between Latino Studies and Disability Studies, American Studies Association, Los Angeles, November 2014, discussant.

“Southern California Mountain Resorts, Technology, and Race at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Identity in Motion: Culture and Alterity in Southern California, Western Historical Association, Newport Beach, October, 2014.

Ford Dissertation Fellowship
Ford Predoctoral Fellowship

Organization of American Historians
Western History Association
Western Association of Women Historians
American Studies Association
Pacific Coast Branch of the American History Association