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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of History

Elizabeth Escobedo

Elizabeth Escobedo

Elizabeth EscobedoAssociate Professor
Sturm Hall 362
Phone: 303-871-2952
Email: [email protected]

 

 

focus

Modern U.S.; Latino/a history; American women’s history; Immigration

background

Ph.D., University of Washington, 2004

Interests

Elizabeth Escobedo is an associate professor of Latina/o history, with a specialization in 20th century Mexican American history. She enjoys teaching a wide-range of topics in U.S. history, including modern America, the Latina/o and Chicana/o experience, women and gender, and the history of race and ethnicity in America. Her book, From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front, was published in 2013 with the University of North Carolina Press. She has also appeared in two PBS documentaries, "Zoot Suit Riots" and "Latino Americans." Her current book project is a comparative history of Mexican American and Puerto Rican women in the World War II U.S. military.