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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Matt Garcia

NOTE: Unavailable June through August

Matt GarciaMatt Garcia is the director of the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University, where he also directs the comparative border studies program. Originally from California, he previously taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Oregon, and Brown University. He is the author of A World of Its Own: Race, Labor and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970 (2001), which won the Oral History Association's best book award, and, most recently, From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement (2012), which won the Philip Taft Award for the best book in labor history. He is a coeditor, with E. Melanie DuPuis and Don Mitchell, of the forthcoming Food Across Borders: Production, Consumption, and Boundary Crossing in North America (2017). Garcia was also the outreach director and coprimary investigator for the Bracero Archive Project, which received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant as well as a Best Public History Award from the National Council for Public History.

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Twitter: @mattjgarcia68.