Anita Casavantes Bradford

Associate Professor, Chicano/Latino Studies
School of Social Sciences

Ph.D., University of California San Diego, 2011, History

Phone: (949) 824-4814
Email: acasavan@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
367 Social Science Tower
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Transnational and Comparative Latina/o History; US in the World; Immigration, Race and Ethnicity; Critical Refugee Studies; Childhood, Gender and Family; Religion and Politics
   
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Academic
Distinctions
-UC-Cuba Marta Abreu Doctoral Dissertation Prize, 2011
-UCI Outstanding Social Justice Activist Award, 2015
-UCI School of Social Sciences, Dean’s Award for Outstanding Mentorship, 2016
   
Appointments -2011-2013 UC President’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California-Irvine
-Co-Director, UC Cuba Multicampus Academic Initiative
-Director, UCI First Generation Faculty Initiative
-Faculty Director, Student Support Services (Division of Undergraduate Education)
   
Publications The Revolution is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959-1962. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2014)
   
  Suffer the Little Children: Unaccompanied Child Migrants and the Geopolitics of Compassion in Postwar America (in progress, University of North Carolina Press)
   
  “Let the Cuban Community Aid its Haitian Brothers: Monsignor Bryan Walsh, Miami’s Immigrant Church, and the Making of a Multiethnic City, 1960-2000” (U.S. Catholic Historian 2016)
   
  “Remembering Pedro Pan: Childhood and Collective Memory Making in Havana and Miami, 1960-2000,” (Cuban Studies (44) (2016)
   
  “‘La Conciencia del Gran Miami:’ Monsignor Bryan Walsh, Cold War Catholicism, and the Politics of Asylum in Multiethnic Miami” (Camino Real: Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas 2015)
   
  “‘La Niña Adorada del Mundo Socialista:’ The Politics of Childhood and U.S.-Cuba-U.S.S.R. Relations, 1959-1962” (Diplomatic History February 2015)
   
  “Todo Por La Raza: Mexican American Women’s Political Activism in South Texas,” co-authored with Nirmal G. Goswami and Larry Knight, in Perspectivas Sociales/Social Perspectives, May 2003
   
  “Little Refugees from International Communism: The Cold War Politics of Childhood in Cuban Miami, 1959-1961”, in Un pueblo disperso: Dimensiones sociales y culturales de la diáspora cubana (Valencia, Spain: Ediciones Aduana Vieja, 2014)
   
Grants Cuban Heritage Collection (University of Miami) Research Fellowship, 2010 UC-Cuba Multi-Campus Research Program Graduate Research Grant, 2010 Latino Studies Research Initiative (University of California-San Diego) Research Fellowships, 2009
   
Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant (Cuban Research Institute/Florida International University), June 2014
   
University of California Irvine Cultural Research Grant, May 2014
   
Cuban Heritage Collection (University of Miami) “New Directions in Cuban Studies” Travel Grant, March 2014
   
   
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Last updated 09/23/2016