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/x History; Emotive History; Film and Media Studies; Gender Studies; Latina/o/x Studies; Oral History; Popular Culture; and US History
Research Abstract
Dr. Rosas is currently completing a book manuscript that historicizes the emotive underpinnings of archive creation, preservation, and dissemination among Latina/o/x immigrant families across boundaries, borders, and generations.
Short Biography
Dr. Ana Elizabeth Rosas holds a B.A. in American Studies and Ethnicity and History and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Rosas has taught and supervised the following projects:

Sentimientos y Terrenos Zoom Summer Undergraduate Research Workshop Series, University of California, Irvine, 2020.

“Borders, Emotions, and Imaginaries: Magnifying Immigrant Experiences and Immigration Histories,” Book Exhibition, Langson Library, University of California, Irvine, 2018.

“The Material of Memory: Revisiting Our History of Immigration,” Exhibition, Viewpoint Gallery, University of California, Irvine, 2017.

She has been the recipient of the Organization of American Historians Huggins-Quarles Prize, American Studies Association Gene Wise-Warren Susman Paper Prize, Labor and Working-Class History Association Paper Prize, Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association W. Turrentine Jackson Dissertation Award, and Immigration and Ethnic History Society's Theodore Saloutus Book Award.

At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Dr. Rosas has been awarded UCI's 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. In 2018, she became the first UCI faculty member to have been awarded UCI’s Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Mentor of the Year for her mentorship of undergraduate student researchers by UCI’s School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences simultaneously during the same academic year.

Dr. Rosas’s historical investigation of the Mexican immigrant family experience in Mexico and the United States has been supported by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, National Academies Ford Foundation Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs, Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West, and the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Raised in South Central Los Angeles, California, and a first-generation college graduate, Dr. Rosas is dedicated to working with students committed to advancing their investigation and understanding of the challenges facing society. Training students participating in UCI’s research opportunity programs and her University-Community Links Public Scholarship seminar course fuels her approach to contributing to the fields of Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies.

Abrazando El Espiritu: Bracero Families Confront the U.S.-Mexico Border (University of California Press, 2014).

“Immigrant Deportability and Emotive Archive Creation: The Emotional Honesty and Urgency of Mexican Immigrant Families,” Southern California Quarterly, Volume 102, Issue 3, Fall 2020, 274-305.

“Love as Mirror and Pathway: The Undocumented Emotive Configuration of Mexican Immigration,” Nation of Immigrants Reconsidered: The U.S. in an Age of Restriction, 1924-1965, Maria Cristina Garcia, Madeline Hsu, and Maddalena Marinari, Editors, University of Illinois Press, 2018, 255-272.

“Inclusively Humane: The Promise of Local Immigration Histories of Inclusion and Exclusion,” Journal of American Ethnic History, John Bukowczyk, Editor, Vol. 37, No. 3, Fall 2018, 61-68.

“Undocumented Emotional Intelligence: Learning from the Intellectual Investment of California’s Undergraduates,” Boom: Journal of California, online edition, December 2017.

“Seeing Ourselves and for Ourselves: The Infinite Potential of Women’s and Gender History,” Journal of American History, 99 (Dec. 2012), 830–34.

Dr. Rosas has co-edited special issues for the Journal of American Ethnic History (2020), Southern California Quarterly (2020), and Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies (2017, 2021).
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