Ana Elizabeth Rosas

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Associate Professor, Chicano/Latino Studies
School of Social Sciences

Associate Professor, History
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of Southern California, History

Phone: (949) 824-1873
Fax: (949) 824-1019

University of California, Irvine
391 Social Science Tower
3151 Social Science Plaza A
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Chicana/o History; Comparative Immigration History; Gender Studies; and Oral History
Research Abstract
Dr. Ana Elizabeth Rosas earned her doctorate in history from the University of Southern California, and is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, among them the Organization of American Historians Huggins Quarles Award and the University of California Irvine's (UCI) Community and Civic Engagement Program's Engaged Faculty Award, Dynamic Woman of the Year Award for Academic Achievement, School of Social Sciences Celebration of Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Inaugural Dean of School of Social Sciences Mentor of the Year Award.

Dr. Rosas's historical investigation of the Mexican immigrant family experience in Mexico and the United States has been supported by the Ford Foundation, The Huntington, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, and Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West.

Dr. Rosas's publications include Abrazando El Espiritu: Bracero Families Confront the US-Mexico Border (University of California Press, 2014). This is a history of the decisively gendered decisions and relationships driving the experience of mid-twentieth century Mexican immigrant families in Mexico and the United States. The Immigration and Ethnic History Society awarded this book their Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award for the best book on immigration history.

Throughout the academic year, Dr. Rosas enjoys advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students invested in pursuing a diversity of academic, research, and civic engagement goals and opportunities in support of the field of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies.

Publications (Select):

Rosas, Ana Elizabeth, “Seeing Ourselves and for Ourselves: The Infinite Potential of Women’s and Gender History,” Journal of American History, Oxford University Press, December 2012, 830-834.

Rosas, Ana Elizabeth, “Some Children Left Behind: Families in the Age of Deportation,” Boom: The Journal of California, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 79-85.

Rosas, Ana Elizabeth, “Breaking the Silence: Mexican Children and Women’s Confrontation of Bracero Family Separation, 1942-1964,” Gender & History, August 2011, Volume 23, Issue 2, 382-400.

Rosas, Ana Elizabeth, “Pathways toward Mentoring for an Expansive, Inclusive, and Shared Sense of History," Perspectives on History, January 2012.

Rosas, Ana Elizabeth, “Teaching Chicana History: Reflecting on the Pedagogic Potential of Emotions," Perspectives on History, November 2012.

Rosas, Ana Elizabeth, “The Bracero Family Experience,” Freedom to Move, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Teaching Kit, 2012, 80-82, Tracks 13 and 14 (Printed and audio recording of primary source teaching materials on the Bracero Program family experience).
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