On ABC-CLIO's databases, we are proud to feature engaging content written by recognized scholars in a variety of fields. Less visible, perhaps, is the team of considerable talent that works behind the scenes—our Advisory Board. This board is made up of leading scholars who work directly with our in-house editors to ensure the scholarship in our reference is adhering to the highest of standards and is vetted for our readers.
The most recent addition is prolific scholar Miroslava Chávez-García. We are delighted to welcome Professor Chávez-García to our American History and The Latino American Experience Advisory Boards, where her talents will support ABC-CLIO's commitment to providing the most credible and up-to-date resources for students and educators.
Miroslava Chávez-García is Professor in the Department of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is author of Negotiating Conquest: Gender and Power in California, 1770s to 1880s (University of Arizona Press, 2004) and States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California's Juvenile Justice System (University of California Press, 2012). Her most recent book, Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (The University of North Carolina Press, 2018), is a history of migration, courtship, and identity as told through more than 300 personal letters exchanged among family members in the 1960s and 1970s. Professor Chávez-García has also published numerous articles on related topics of migration, juvenile justice, and Chicana history as well as on mentoring young scholars of color in academia—the most recent being "Strategies for Negotiating Power and Privilege in Academia" published in LatinX Talk. Upcoming projects include co-editing a special issue of the Pacific Historical Review (forthcoming, 2020) with Verónica Castillo-Muñoz, and co-authoring the introductory essay to the issue.
Professor Chávez-García has received wide recognition for her work. Most recently, she has received awards and fellowships from the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University, Ford Foundation for Diversity, and Organization of American History (OAH) and the Committee for the Germany Residency Program, which awarded her a residency at the University of Tübingen in 2016. Most recently, the Western Association of Women's Historians awarded her the Judith Lee Ridge prize for the best article by any member of the organization for "Migrant Longing, Courtship, and Gendered Identity in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands," published by the Western History Quarterly in Summer 2016.
We look forward to our partnership with Professor Chávez-García and to the experience, scholarship, and talent she will bring to her role as a board member—and to our Solutions content!
For an extended bio and a complete list of Professor Chávez-García's publications, visit her faculty page at the University of California, Santa Barbara Department of History: http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/mchavezgarcia/