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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


George J. Sanchez

George J. SanchezGeorge J. Sanchez is a professor of American studies, ethnicity, and history and vice dean for diversity and strategic initiatives at the University of Southern California. President of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and a past president of the American Studies Association, he is the author of Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 (1993) and coeditor of the series, "American Crossroads: New Works in Ethnic Studies." He studies both historical and contemporary topics of race, gender, ethnicity, labor, and immigration, and is currently working on a book about the ethnic interaction of Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans, African Americans, and Jews in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles in the twentieth century.

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