Phd. University of California San Diego
Modern US History, Urban History, History of American Religions, History of American Economics, California, and Los Angeles.
Recent Articles and Book Chapters
"Religion and the Civic Landscape: The Case of the Los Angeles County Committee on Church and Community Cooperation," in Richard Flory and Diane Winston, eds., Religion in Los Angeles: Religious Activism, Innovation, and Diversity in the Global City, Routledge, forthcoming 2021.
With Edward Dunbar and Robin Toma, “The Tradition and Practice of Human Relations Work in Responding to Community-Based Hate Violence,” in Edward Dunbar, Michael Fingerle, and Christian Munthe, eds., The Psychology of Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism: U.S. and Global Issues, v. 3, Praeger, 2016, 1-36
"Urban Christianity in Post-World War II America," History Compass 9 (August 2011): 644-656
"Local Contexts, Global Frameworks, and the Future of the California History Course," California History 87 (2009): 46-8
Recent Grants, Fellowships, and Professional Positions
Faculty Fellow, Exito! Building Student Support and Faculty Quality, Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant, US Department of Education, CSULA, Fall 2020-present
Faculty Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, CSULA, Spring 2020-present
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Grant, CSULA, Spring 2013
American Communities Program Faculty Research Fellowship, CSULA, Spring 2012
Co-Principal Investigator, "Culture of Engagement in an Era of Displacement," National Endowment for the Humanities, 2007-8
Research Fellow, Center on Religion and Democracy, University of Virginia, 2004-5