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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of History

Elizabeth Escobedo

Elizabeth Escobedo

Elizabeth Escobedo

Assistant Professor
Sturm Hall 362
Phone: 303-871-2952


Modern U.S.; Latino/a history; Immigration


Ph.D., University of Washington, 2004


Elizabeth Escobedo is an associate professor of Latina/o history, with a specialization in 20th century Mexican American history. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2004 and 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."