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Josué Estrada

Assistant Professor

Headshot of Dr. Josue EstradaMy research interests include race, empire, migration, politics, voting rights, and citizenship. I am currently working on a book manuscript that explores how Puerto Ricans and later Chicanas/os mobilized through distinct organizational and political tactics to claim citizenship rights, specifically by invoking race strategically to reshape race and politics in the United States. 

I am also a collaborator for the digital history project called Mapping American Social Movements that explores how social movements have influenced American life and politics in the 20th century.

 

 

Education:

2021, Ph.D., History, University of Washington

2014, M.A., History, University of Washington

2007, M.A., American Studies, Washington State University

2005, B.A., American Ethnic Studies-Chicana/o Studies, University of Washington

 

Publications:

"Democratizing Washington State's Yakima County: A History of Latina/o Voter Suppression since 1967" in We are Aztlan: Chicanx Histories in the Northern Borderland, ed. Jerry Garcia (Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2017).

 

Book Review:

Review of Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest, Mario Jimenez Sifuentez, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 105, No. 4. (2017): 199.

 

Online Article:

"Chicano Movements: A Geographic History," in Mapping American Social Movements Through the 20th Century, Chicano/Latino Movements, https://depts.washington.edu/moves/Chicano_geography.shtml.

 

Selected Awards and Honors:

  • 2020, Employee of the Month, Central Washington University
  • 2018, Outstanding Student Leader Prize, University of Washington
  • 2017, Research Grant, Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race, University of Washington
  • 2017, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Washington

 

Selected Conference Presentations:

  • April 2020, "A History of Latina/o Voting Rights in the Pacific Northwest", presented at Sal Castro Memorial Conference on the Emerging Historiography of the Chicano Movement, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • October 2019, "Citizens with Foreign Tongues: A History of Latinx Voter Suppression in Washington State", presented at What Happens in the West Doesn't Stay in the West, Western History Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • June 2019, "Putting Chicanxs on the Map: A Digital Geographic History Project", presented at What Happens in the West Doesn't Stay in the West, Western History Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • June 2017, "Democratizing Washington State's Yakima County: A History of Latino/a Voter Suppression since 1967", presented at Scales of Struggle: Communities, Movements, and Global Connections, Labor and Working-Class History Association, Seattle, WA.
  • June 2017, "Mapping the Chicano/a Movements: A History and its Geography", presented at Scales of Struggle: Communities, Movements, and Global Connections, Labor and Working-Class History Association, Seattle, WA.
  • March 2017, "Mapping El Movimiento: A Digital Geographic Project", presented at Chicana/o Studies in the Era of Globalization, War and Mass Expulsions, National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, Irvine, CA.

 

Media Coverage:

2017, "Labor Archives: To be an Academic," University of Washington TV, www.uwtv.org/series/laborarchives/watch/H1m-nAwuauE/.

 

Podcasts:

2021, "Ballot Blocked Episode 5: Mexican American Voting Rights," U.S. National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/ballot-blocked-episode-5.htm

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