Ph.D., History, 1999: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122. 45.0 Credits

Dissertation: “San Diego’s Expositions as ‘Islands on the Land,’ 1915, 1935: Southwestern Culture, Race, and Class in Southern California.”

Directors: Allen F. Davis and Miles Orvell

Major Fields: 19th and 20th Century U.S. Social and Cultural History; American Studies; U.S. West/Spanish Borderlands; Public History; Urban History; Race and Ethnicity.

Minor Fields: American Literature and Literary History; History of Education and Pedagogy; Material Culture; Historiography; Popular Culture; History of Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Europe.

B.A. History, 1991: University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064.

Senior Thesis: “The Architecture of Democracy and Socialism: Frank Lloyd Wright, Alice Constance Austin, and the Search for Community in Early Twentieth Century Architecture.”

Advisors: John Homer Schaar (Political Philosophy) and Steven Rugare (Architecture and Urbanism)

Coursework: United States History; Political and Social Theory

High School Diploma, 1987: Coronado High School, Coronado, CA 92118.

Class Rank: 6th in class.


Spanish: Reading and Writing, very good.                                         Oral: good

French: reading proficiency only

Italian: reading proficiency only


Senior Acquisitions Editor, Native American and Indigenous Studies; Global Borderlands History; Cultural Anthropology; Ethnography; History of Anthropology; Early Modern European History; General Nonfiction and Memoir of the American West (trade categories) – University of Nebraska Press, February 2008-

Director: Donna Shear

Acquisitions Editor, Western History, Political Science, and literary fiction and nonfiction, University of Oklahoma Press, August 2004-January 2008

Director: Dr. B. Byron Price

Co-Editor; Book Review Editor: Journal of San Diego History, Fall 2002-Fall 2005

San Diego Historical Society, San Diego California

Supervisor: John Panter and David Watson


Project Originator: The Franz Boas Papers, 25 vols., with Regna Darnell, University of Western Ontario, and Martin Levitt, American Philosophical Society, from Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2013-2020 – – $2,500,000.

Publication Endowment in History of Anthropology: Murray-Hong Family Trust – $1,000,000

Project Originator: Recovering Languages and Literacies in the Americas, with Donna Shear and Heather Lundine, University of Nebraska Press, from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – award $769,000

Participant Press, “Early American Places,” with University of Georgia Press and New York University Press, from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – $250,000.

Average Annual Grant Funding and Subsidy Grants for individual book projects, University of Nebraska Press: $10,000 – $40,000.


Board of Directors, KZUM 89.3 FM: Corporation for Public Broadcasting – National Public Radio, Lincoln NE

Board of Directors: International Publishers – New York, NY (established 1924).

AAUP Committee on Acquisitions Editorial, Member 2017-

AAUP Committee on Acquisitions Editorial, Online Forum on Developmental Editing, Summer 2017 –

Manuscript workshop – publishing representative, American Philosophical Society/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, 2016-

2016 – Fellow – The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Project Evaluator, Benjamin Franklin Research Grant and Lewis and Clark Fund Grant, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA, 2015 –

Research Associate, Project Team, The Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition, University of Western Ontario, 2013-

Hubbard Lecture Advisory Committee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Nebraska State Museum, 2012-

Summer 2007, Historical and Exhibition Consultant, National Building Museum, Washington DC, Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s, October 2010-July 2011.

Summer 2007, Personnel Policies Committee, Staff Senate, University of Oklahoma.

March 2007, Prize Committee Judge, General Nonfiction, 13th Annual San Diego Book Awards.

Fall 2006, Consultant, Permanent Exhibition, San Diego Historical Society, “Balboa Park” History – Voice and Expert Historian for audio segment.

2005-, Editorial Board Member, Journal of San Diego History

2005, Prize Committee Member (8 award categories), The San Diego Historical Society, 36th Annual Institute of History Awards for 2004.

2002-2004, Advisor, Oklahoma State University History Club: General interest campus-wide graduate and undergraduate history organization.

2002-2004, American Studies Advisory Council, Oklahoma State University

2003, Scholarship Committee, Department of History, Oklahoma State University

2003-2004, Correspondence course supervisor, Oklahoma State University

Reviewer for University of Nebraska Press (pre-employment), Texas Tech University Press, University of North Carolina Press, Reviews in American History, Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, New Mexico Historical Review, Western Historical Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review, Winterthur Portfolio, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Journal of San Diego History, Journal of American History, and International History Review.


Lecturer, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, January 2005-May 2005.

Department Chair: Temple University, Richard Immerman

Undergraduate Coordinator: University of Pennsylvania, Beth Wenger

Postdoctoral Assistant Professor, Department of History, Oklahoma State University, August 2001-May 2004.

Department Chair: William Bryans

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, August 2000-August 2001.

Department Chair: Lynn Lees

Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. History, Department of History, University of Nebraska, Kearney, August 1999-May 2000.

Department Chair: Carol Lilly

Adjunct instructor in American History, Temple University: August 1998 to May 1999.

Graduate Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA: September 1995 to May 1998.

Department Chair: Richard Immerman


2011: Directorship of University of New Mexico Press

2012: Directorship of the San Diego History Center, Balboa Park California

2012: Editor-in-Chief, University of Texas Press

2014: Directorship of Ohio State University Press

2014: Directorship of Texas Tech University Press

2016: Editor-in-Chief, University Press of Florida

2018: Directorship of Georgetown University Press

2019: Directorship of Wayne State University Press

2019: Directorship of State University of New York Press

2019: Directorship of University of Texas Press

2021: Publications Director of American Philosophical Society

2022: Editor-in-Chief of University of Oklahoma Press


2001-2004: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Oklahoma State University

1996-1998: Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Temple University

1997: Shumpei Okamoto Travel Fellowship, Temple University

 1995-1996: Junior Faculty Fellowship, Temple University

1993-1994: Graduate Fellowship, Temple University


Bilingual Tutor in Primary Education, Santa Cruz County Unified School District, Watsonville, CA: January 1989 to May 1990, classroom volunteer.


Co-Owner and producer at Modern Peasant Records (2010): an independent garage rock record label featuring Oklahoma, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Washington bands, with Robert Scafe and Nathan Hill (The Putters, The 667s).

Market and economy of scale: Primary Local and regional; Secondary national – 300-600 copies in primary market.

17 releases since 2010.


The Sinners, “Drunk on the Lord’s Day,” 12” L.P. (MPR-013). Release date: September 1, 2014

John Wayne’s Bitches, “Bitched Out,” 7” E.P. (MPR-011), with Robert Scafe. Release date: October 1, 2013.

Guitarist: Hard Techo

2-song collaboration with Sha-Sha, “Diagonalist” and “Midnight on Montrose.” August 2014 on forthcoming hard techno release.

Songwriter and guitarist: Red Cities (Lincoln, NE), 2012-

Red Cities, “Soft Target,” second L.P. (MPR-016), recorded by Fuse Recordings, Lincoln NE. Release date: November 1, 2017.

Red Cities, “Red Cities” 12-song L.P (MPR-014)., recorded at Fuse Recordings, Lincoln NE. Release date: August 24, 2014

“Build it Up, Tear it Down” 4-song 7” E.P (MPR-010), recorded at Fuse Recordings, Lincoln NE, February 2013. Release date: June 2013.

Red Cities Press

2019 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards – Finalist – Best Punk Band in Nebraska

Regular airplay on KRNU (Lincoln NE); KZUM (Lincoln NE); WFMU (Jersey City NJ); WKDU (Philadelphia PA); and various college radio stations around the country.

Live review: L. Kent Wolgamott, “Lincoln Exposed Wednesday — Three Discoveries: Red Cities, Speedsweat & Thirst Things First,” Lincoln Journal Star, February 14, 2013.

Record Review: L. Kent Wolgamott, “Red Cities: ‘Build It Up, Tear It Down,’” Lincoln Journal Star, June 20, 2013.

Feature Story: Michael Todd, “Red Cities Release “Build It Up, Tear It Down,” Hear Nebraska, June 21, 2013.

Chance Solem-Pfeifer, “Red Cities: Interview on 89.3 KZUM,” Hear Nebraska FM, August 23, 2013.

Live review: Miles Rothlisberger, “Lincoln Exposed, Feb. 7,” Daily Nebraskan, February 7, 2014.

Live review: Michael Todd, “Lincoln Exposed 2014 | Night Three,” Hear Nebraska, February 9, 2014.

Live review: L. Kent Wolgamott, “On the Beat: 2014 proved to be Lincoln Exposed’s biggest, best yet,” Lincoln Journal Star, February 11. 2014.

Record review: Mark Suppanz, “Build it Up, Tear it Down,” The Big Takeover, 74 (Spring 2014).

Gabriella Martinez-Garro, “Red Cities: ‘Put The Danger Back Into Rock,’” Hear Nebraska, May 22, 2014.

Song Premiere: Chance Solem-Pfeifer, “’Military Song’ by Red Cities,” Hear Nebraska, July 28, 2014.

Record review: L. Kent Wolgamott, “Red Cities to release hard rocking debut album Saturday,” Lincoln Journal Star, August 21, 2014

Song Premiere: Chance Solem-Pfeifer, “’Plastic People’ by Red Cities,” Hear Nebraska, August 22, 2014.

Record Review: Gabriella Martinez-Garro, “Red Cities’ latest album needs to be listened to loud,” Daily Nebraskan, August 29, 2014.

Rachel Kermmoade, “Local band Red Cities comes together to drop 1st album,” Daily Nebraskan, September 3, 2014.

Record review: Mark Suppanz, “Red Cities L.P.,” The Big Takeover, 75 (Fall 2014).

Live review: L. Kent Wolgamott, “Lincoln Exposed Thursday: Universe Contest is back,” Lincoln Journal Star, February 6, 2015.

Live review: Daily Nebraskan, “Lincoln Exposed, Feb. 5,” February 6, 2015.

Live review: Jacob Zlomke, “Lincoln Exposed 2015 | Thursday Night Coverage,” Hear Nebraska, February 7, 2015.

Feature: “Gear Nebraska with Red Cities’ Matt Bokovoy,” March 13, 2015, Hear Nebraska.

Feature: “Band of the Week: Red Cities,” September 10, 2015, Omaha Herald.

Feature: “Artist Profile: Red Cities,” October 27, 2015, Hear Nebraska.

Feature: “10 Lincoln Bands You Should See Live,” December 11, 2015, Lincoln Journal Star.

Songwriter and guitarist: Zombie vs. Shark (Oklahoma City, OK), 2007-2012

Album credits: “Wartime Sugar,” 12-song L.P (MPR-002/007)., Modern Peasant Records, December 2010, recorded at Bell Labs, Norman OK, January 2010.

7” Single (MPR-003): Wunderkind/Dogs and Guns, Modern Peasant Records, November 2011, recorded at Bell Labs, Norman OK, April 2011.

7” Single (MPR-004): Cold Machine/Practicing, Modern Peasant Records, April 2012, recorded at Bell Labs, Norman OK, April 2011.

Press for Zombie vs. Shark

Ryan LaCroix, “Zombie vs. Shark Release Debut Album,” Oklahoma, December 11, 2010.

Record review: Matt Carney, “Dogs and Guns,” Oklahoma Gazette, November 22, 2011.

Radio play: Jack Rabid, “Dogs and Guns,” Big Takeover Radio, February 20, 2012.

Record Review: Chuck Foster, “Dogs and Guns,” The Big Takeover, 70 (Spring 2012).

Molly Evans, Zombie vs. Shark: Strange Name, Serious Music, Fresh Fruit Journalism, August 20, 2012.

Molly Evans, “Zombie vs. Shark well-educated on Norman music scene,” University of Oklahoma Daily, August 30, 2012.

Record review: Chuck Foster, “Cold Machine,” The Big Takeover, 71 (Fall 2012).

Record review: Chuck Foster, “Wartime Sugar Vinyl re-issue,” The Big Takeover, 71 (Fall 2012).

Stage Manager/Booker: The Firenze Tavern, Philadelphia PA, 1996-1998.

Guitarist, The Sinners, Philadelphia PA – 1997-1999: Demo L.P. only

Guitarist, Doña Sonora, Philadelphia PA – 1993-1997: Demo L.P. only



The San Diego World’s Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005).

“Manic-Depressive Illness: An Intellectual History of Bipolar Disorder from Hippocrates to the Era of Biological Psychiatry,” work-in-progress.

“Fishtown,” novel-in-progress.


Finalist, History: San Diego Books Awards, 20 May 2006.

Selection: Southwest Books of the Year 2005, Tucson-Pima Public Library, Tucson, Arizona.

REVIEWED-The San Diego World’s Fairs and Southwestern Memory

Featured: “Acts of Creation,” Sunday Books Section, San Diego Union, 6 November 2005, 2.

Featured: “Art of Space: Architecture,” Pasatiempo: The Santa Fe New Mexican’s Weekly Magazine of Arts, Entertainment, and Culture, 3-9 February 2006, 52-54.

Featured: Kelly Davis, “Our Fair City: San Diego Native Explores City Growth Catalyst,” San Diego City Beat Magazine, October 19, 2005.

Journal of Arizona History 48, no. 2 (Summer 2007).

American Historical Review 112, no. 1 (February 2007): 207-208.

Southern California Quarterly 88, no. 3 (Winter 2007).

Pacific Historical Review 76, no. 1 (February 2007): 134-135.

Western Historical Quarterly 38, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 90-91.

The Public Historian 28, no. 4 (Fall 2006): 102-104.

Journal of American History 93, no. 2 (September 2006): 570-571.

Choice Magazine, October 2006.

New Mexico Historical Review 81, no. 4 (Fall 2006): 445-446.

Journal of San Diego History 52, nos. 3-4 (Summer-Fall 2006).

CMR: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship 3, no. 2 (Summer 2006).

True West Magazine, “Western Books – Hot Off the Press,” April 2006: 133.

H-Net Urban, Judith Schultz, “Understanding San Diego’s Fantasy Past,” April 2006.

Journal of the West 45, no. 1 (Winter 2006).

Chronicle of Higher Education, Research, 11 November 2005, A22.


* I ceased research publication in American History in 2010 due to feelings of conflict of interest *

“History’s Strangler: Ultranationalism and the War on Ukraine,” May 5, 2022 at

“Multimillionaire counterrevolutionary: Mark R. Levin’s new book ‘American Marxism,” People’s World, October 20, 2021.

“Scholarly Publishing and Social Provision,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 2014, commissioned but publication was institutionally censored. Available at

“Spectres of Social Housing, San Diego-1935,” in Laura Schiavo and Robert Rydell, ed., Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), 159-175.

“Brad Hayes: Master of the Mechanic Arts,” foreword for Brad Hayes, But I Did (Lulu Publishing, 2010). This is an art publication.

“City Beautiful: Balboa Park and the San Diego Expositions,” AHA Perspectives 47, no. 7 (October 2009).

“A New Historical Narrative for San Diego,” Roundtable on Mike Davis, Kelly Mayhew, and Jim Miller, Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See (New York: The New Press, 2003), Journal of San Diego History 55, nos. 1 & 2 (Winter/Spring 2009): 63-66.

“Strange Species: The Boomer University Intellectual.” Review of Eric Lott, The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual, (New York: Basic Books, 2006), Reviews in American History 35, no. 2 (June 2007): 297-306.

“The Panama-California Exposition, 1915-1916,” in John Findling and Kimberly Pelle, ed., Historical Dictionary of World’s Fairs and Expositions, 1851-1988, 2nd Edition, (Chapel Hill: McFarland Publishing Company, 2007), 222-227.

“The California Pacific-International Exposition, 1935-1936” in John Findling and Kimberly Pelle, ed., Historical Dictionary of World’s Fairs and Expositions, 1851-1988, 2nd Edition, (Chapel Hill: McFarland Publishing Company, 2007), 282-287.

“Ghosts of the San Diego Rialto,” in Jim Miller, ed., Sunshine/Noir: Writings from San Diego and Tijuana, (San Diego: San Diego City Works Press, 2005), 76-85.

“Merle Eugene Curti, 1897-1996,” in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, (Bristol, England: Thoemmes Press, 2005).

“‘The Peers of Their White Conquerors’: The San Diego Expositions and Modern Spanish Heritage in the Southwest, 1880-1940,” New Mexico Historical Review, 78, no. 4 (Fall 2003): 387-418

“The Federal Housing Administration and the ‘Culture of Abundance’ at the San Diego California-Pacific International Exposition of 1935-1936,” The Journal of the American Planning Association 68, no. 4 (Autumn 2002): 371-386.

Guest Editor and author, “Humanist Sentiment, Modern Spanish Heritage, and California Mission Commemoration, 1769-1915,” Journal of San Diego History, 48, no. 3 (Summer 2002): 177-203.

“Inventing Agriculture in Southern California,” Journal of San Diego History, 44, no. 2, (Spring 1999): 66-85.

Public Memory and Urban Landscapes: Rethinking Working Class Spatial Praxis in Urban Cultural History,”, 1, no. 1, (Summer 1995): 89-103.


* I ceased academic reviews in January 2011 due to feelings of conflict of interest *

Review of James Gilbert, Whose Fair?: Experience, Memory, and the History of the Great St. Louis Exposition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009) Journal of American History 97, no. 3 (December 2010): 825-26.

Review of Sarah Schrank, Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009) Western Historical Quarterly 41, no. 2 (Summer 2010): 239.

Review of Laura Hernández-Ehrisman, Inventing the Fiesta City: Heritage and Carnival in San Antonio (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008) American Historical Review 114, no. 2 (April 2009): 455-56.

Review of Nancy Parezo and Don Fowler, Anthropology Goes to the Fair: The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007), Pacific Historical Review 78, no. 2 (May 2009): 285-287.

Review of Lawrence R. Samuel, The End of the Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2007), Journal of American History 95, no. 2 (September 2008): 604.

Film Review: Garrett Scott and Ian Olds, Cul-du-Sac: A Suburban War Story (San Diego: Subdivision Productions, 2002), Journal of San Diego History 54, no. 4 (Fall 2008): 316-317.

Review of Phoebe Kropp, California Vieja: Culture and Memory in a Modern American Place, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006), Journal of American History 92, no. 4 (March 2007): 1312-13.

Review of Martin Padget, Indian Country: Travels in the American Southwest, 1840-1935, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2004), Journal of San Diego History 53, no. 1 (Winter 2007).

Review of Victoria Dye, All Aboard for Santa Fe: Railway Promotion of the Southwest, 1890s to 1930s, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005), New Mexico Historical Review 82, no. 1 (Winter 2007).

Review of William Deverell, Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004) Journal of San Diego History 52, nos. 1 & 2 (Winter/Spring 2006).

Review Essay: Kate Phillips, Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003), Journal of San Diego History, 51, no. 4 (Winter 2005).

Review of John Nieto-Phillips, The Language of Blood: The Making of Spanish-American Identity in New Mexico, 1880s-1930s, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2004), Journal of American Ethnic History 25, no. 1 (Fall 2005).

Review of Hal Rothman, ed., The Culture of Tourism, the Tourism of Culture: Selling the Past to the Present in the American Southwest, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003),  New Mexico Historical Review, 80, no. 2 (Spring 2005).

Review of David Wrobel, Promised Lands: Promotion, Memory, and the Creation of the American West, (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003), Western American Literature, 39, no. 3 (Fall 2004).

Review of David Wrobel and Patrick Long, ed., Seeing and Being Seen: Tourism in the American West, (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2001), New Mexico Historical Review, 78, no. 3 (July 2003): 339-340.

Review of William A. McClung, Landscapes of Desire: Anglo Mythologies of Los Angeles, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000), New Mexico Historical Review, 77, no. 4 (Fall 2002), 472-473.

Review of Nancy Shoemaker, American Indian Population Recovery in the Twentieth Century, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999), H-NET: Indian, (March 2002).

Review of Steven Stoll, The Fruits of Natural Advantage: Making the Industrial Countryside in California, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998), Journal of San Diego History, 46, no. 2, (Spring 2001): 220-223.

Review of Andrés Pérez de Ribas, History of the Triumphs of the Holy Faith Amongst the Most Barbarous and Fierce Peoples of the New World, trans. by Daniel T. Reff, Maureen Ahern, Richard K. Danford, (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1999), The Journal of Religion, 81, no. 1 (January 2001): 121-123.

Review of Mike Davis, The Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster & David Wyatt, Five Fires: Race, Catastrophe, and the Shaping of California, Journal of San Diego History, 44, no. 2, (Spring 1999): 115-118.


“Ethnographic Showcases at the California Fairs of 1915,” American Association for the Advancement of Science – Pacific Division annual conference, June 20, 2014, Riverside CA.

“Working with Publishers on a Mature Book Manuscript from the Ph.D. Thesis,” roundtable program for American Society for Ethnohistory annual meeting, September 11-14, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

“New Economic Models in Scholarly Publishing,” roundtable program for American Anthropological Association annual meeting, November 16-20, 2011, Montreal, Canada.

“From Basics to Books: Writing, History, and Composition Pedagogy,” roundtable program for American Historical Association annual meeting, January 6–9, 2011, Boston, MA.

“Management of the Franz Boas Professional Papers Documentary Editing Project,” paper delivered at the symposium, Franz Boas: Ethnographer, Theorist, Activist, Public Intellectual, University of Western Ontario, December 2-5, 2010.

“The 2008 Housing Crisis in the Shadows of Social Housing,” Special Offsite Session at the National Building Museum, 2010 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 7-11, 2010.

“Commercial and Heritage Tourism in San Diego, the Enron-by-the-Sea,” 2007 Western History Association Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 3-6, 2007.

“Using Archives, Narrating Lives: New Mexico, Southwest Exploration, and Indian-White Relations in the Borderlands, 1880-1920,” paper presented at the 2005 American Society for Ethnohistory Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 16-20, 2005.

“From Innovation, Consensus, to Conflict: The New (Old) Western History, 1893-2005,” paper presented at A New Western Ethic for the 21st Century: An Interdisciplinary Conference, June 9-12, 2005, Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah. Sponsored by Utah Valley State College.

“Presidio Park and the Modern Spanish Heritage: Tourism, Race, and the Politics of Memory, 1927-1988,” paper presented at the Western History Association, October 2003, Fort Worth, Texas.

Panel organizer and panelist, California History’s ‘Forgotten Land’: The New Political and Cultural History of San Diego and its Borderlands, 1890-1950,” 41st Annual meeting of the Western History Association, October 4-7, 2001, San Diego, California.

“‘The only way you can tell it from the real thing is by biting it’: The Santa Fe Railway and Show Indians at the San Diego Panama-California Exposition of 1915,” Organization of American Historians annual meeting April 26-29, 2001, Los Angeles, California.

“‘Misery-Filled Buildings’ to ‘Stately Remnants of Past Opulence’: The Gentrification of Fairmount, 1950-1978,” presented at “The American City,” Studies in American Culture: The Frank R. Veale Symposium, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, April 9-10, 1999, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Previewing the ‘California Dream’: The Cultural Landscape of San Diego’s California-Pacific International Exposition, 1935-1936,” presented at the Organization of American Historians’ Annual Meeting, April 1997, San Francisco, California.

“Vision of the Elite to Popular Playground: The Social Meaning of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 1907-1935,” presented at the Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting, October 1995.

 “Public Memory and Urban Landscapes: Rethinking Working Class Spatial Praxis in Urban Cultural History,” presented at the Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1995.

*Chair and commentator on panels at Western History Association, American Society for Ethnohistory, Organization of American Historians, and American Historical Association annual meetings.

*Miscellaneous departmental presentations of research in history and ethnohistory at Temple University, University of Nebraska-Kearney, University of Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma State University.


“Maria and Julian Martinez, the Museum of New Mexico, and the Panama California Exposition of 1915-1916,” New Mexico History Museum Lecture Series, Santa Fe NM, November 3, 2018.

“Working with University Press Publishers,” faculty workshop, California State University, Channel Islands, March 2017.

“Publishing and Social Provision,” keynote speaker for Surprise Valley Writer’s Conference, September 15-18, 2016, Cedarville, CA.

“The Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Innovation and Cultural Repatriation,” Graves Memorial Lecture, Chadron State College, October 10, 2013.

“Utopianism: Humanities Education and Everyday Life,” Keynote Speaker, Distinguished Alumni Lecture, Department of History, University of California-Santa Cruz, May 5, 2011.

“War and the Intellectuals, Revisited,” Historians Against War Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 11-13, 2008.

“Academic Freedom and the Politics of Publishing after 9/ll,” Plenary Session, Historians Against War Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 11-13, 2008.

“Politics and American Publishing,” Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University, March 2008.

“Careers for the Humanities Ph.D. in Publishing,” Career Center, University of California-Irvine, February 8, 2008.

“From Dissertation to Book,” Department of History, Oklahoma State University, November 14, 2007.

“World’s Fairs, Modern Spanish Heritage, and Preservation: Regionalism and Arts and Crafts in Southern California,” 9th Annual Arts and Crafts Conference, Regionalism and Modernity: the Arts and Crafts Movement in San Diego, Initiatives in Art and Culture, sponsored by University of Minnesota Department of Art, June 21-24, 2007, San Diego, California.

“Careers in Publishing,” WRK4US – Career Development Series, John Hope Franklin Institute, Duke University, October 2006.

“The San Diego World’s Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940,” San Diego Open Air Book Fair, San Diego, California, 11 June 2006.

“The Panama Expositions and Urban Growth in San Diego, 1910-2000,” Stories of San Diego Speaker Series, San Diego Historical Society, San Diego, California, 10 June 2006.

“History, Writing, and Editing,” Department of History, Towson University, 18 April 2006.

“The San Diego World’s Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940″ and “Writing, Revision, and Publishing Your Dissertation,” Department of History, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas, 31 March 2006.

“World’s Fairs and Spanish Historic Preservation: Saving San Diego’s Everyday Landscapes,” Craftsman and Spanish Revival Weekend, Save Our Heritage Organization, San Diego, California, 11 March 2006.

“The San Diego World’s Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940,” Voz Alta Gallery, San Diego, California, 18 December 2005.

“The San Diego World’s Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940″ and “Writing, Revision, and Publishing Your Dissertation,” Center for the Southwest, University of New Mexico, 19 November 2005.

“The San Diego World’s Fairs and Urban Development in San Diego, 1900-2005,” California Center for the Book Series, San Diego Public Library – Central Branch, 22 October 2005.

“Reading Roughneck: Jim Thompson, Proletarian Fiction, and the Southern Plains, 1920-1954,” The Oklahoma Experience: The Thirties, the “Let’s Talk About It- Oklahoma” Enid, Oklahoma Public Library, 7 October 2003.


Expert quoted in Michael Good, “The Little Spanish House That Couldn’t” The San Diego Uptown News, 11 September 2015.

Expert quoted in John Wilkens, “1915: A parade on the Cabrillo Bridge,” San Diego Union, 3 May 2014.

Expert quoted in Roger Showley, “Time for Another Expo?: Previous Fairs gave San Diego Landmarks and Vision for Future,” San Diego Union, 9 May 2010.

Expert quoted in Steve Friess, “Designing Arizona: Architects turn back to Wright,” Arizona Business Gazette, 28 September 2006.

Expert quoted in Roger Showley, “It Takes Vision to Reap the Benefits of a World’s Fair,” San Diego Union, 22 January 2006.

Ed Montgomery, “Author Recalls Growing Up Okie,” Norman Transcript, 2 April 2006.

Interview: Tom Blair Show, KOGO-94.5 FM, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 18 November 2005.

Interview: KSDS-88.3 FM, Claudia Russell Local Writers Show, San Diego City College, San Diego, California, 23 October 2005.

Interview: “These Days,” Thom Fudge Morning Show, KPBS-89.5 FM, San Diego, California, 20 October 2005.

Kelly Davis, “Our Fair City: San Diego Native Explores City-Growth Catalysts,” The Frontlines Features, San Diego City Beat Magazine, 19 October 2005.

Expert appearance in “The San Diego Panama-California Exposition, 1915,” Full Focus Daily Magazine, PBS San Diego, May 2005.

Expert Appearance in “The Panama-California Exposition, 1915-1916,” 30 Minute Historical Documentary, De Facto Fiction Films, PBS San Diego, June 2005.


Save Our Heritage Organization, San Diego, California, 23 June 2007

Full Circle Books, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 8 April 2006

Mrs. Dalloway’s Books, Berkeley, California, 19 January 2006

Border’s Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 20 November 2005

Border’s Books, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 18 November 2005

Bill and Dee’s Bar, Norman, Oklahoma, 5 November 2005

Landlord Jim’s Bar Book Release Party and Reading, San Diego, California, 22 October 2005

D.G. Wills Books, La Jolla, California, 21 October 2005

Bay Books, Coronado, California, 20 October 2005

Western History Association Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona October 2005


 Western History and Literary Editor

OUTPUT: 57 titles, 2005-2007

Notable titles:

  1. Rudolfo Anaya, The Essays (2009, trade), winner of Best Anthology, New Mexico Book Awards, 2nd Place, Nonfiction-Best Biography, International Latino Book Awards 2010.
  1. Marc Wilson, Hero Street USA: The Story of Little Mexico’s Fallen Soldiers (2009, trade), Winner of the International Latino Book Awards- History/Nonfiction 2010.
  1. Charles Bullock and Ronald Keith Gaddie, The Triumph of Voting Rights in the South (2009, scholarly), winner of the V.O. Key Award-Southern Political Science Association 2010.
  1. Douglas R. Littlefield, Conflict on the Rio Grande: Water and Law, 1879-1939 (2009, scholarly), Winner of Best History Book, New Mexico Book Awards 2010.
  1. Julie Whitesel Weston, The Good Times are all Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town (2009, trade), honorable mention, Idaho Book Awards 2010.
  1. Laura Pritchett, ed., Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers (2009, trade), Finalist for Colorado Book Awards 2010.

7. James E. Klein, Grappling with Demon Rum: The Cultural Struggle Over Liquor in                 Early Oklahoma (2008, scholarly), Finalist in Nonfiction for Oklahoma Book Awards           2009.

8. Todd Stewart, Placing Memory: A Photographic Exploration of Japanese American                Internment (2008, trade), Winner of Design/Illustration Award, Oklahoma Book                   Awards 2009.

9. Kevin Mulroy, The Seminole Freedmen (2007, scholarly), Finalist in Nonfiction,                     Oklahoma Book Awards 2008.

  10. Rudolfo Anaya, The Man Who Could Fly and Other Stories (2006, trade) Finalist in                Short Stories, Foreword Magazine Awards 2007.

  1. Demetria Martinez, Confessions of a Berlitz Tape Chicana (2005, trade), Winner for Literary Nonfiction, Foreword Magazine Awards 2006. Winner in Best Biography, International Latino Books Awards 2006.
  1. Sanora Babb, Whose Names Are Unknown: A Novel (2005, trade), Finalist for Literary Fiction, Foreword Magazine Awards 2006, Finalist for the Spur Award for Best Western Novel, Western Writers of America Awards 2006.
  1. Willard Wyman, High Country (2005, trade), Winner of the Spur Award for Best Novel of the West, Western Writers of America Awards 2006, Winner of the Spur Award for Best First Novel, Western Writers of America Awards 2006.
  1. Laurie Wagner Buyer, When I Came West (2010, trade), Finalist for ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year.

Series Manager

Chicana and Chicano Visions of the Américas

Congressional Studies

International and Security Affairs

Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture Series in Political Science

Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Publications

Race and Culture in the American West


Native American and Indigenous Studies; Southwestern Borderlands; California/Pacific Slope History; Literary Non-fiction of the American West

OUTPUT: 32 titles per year, 2008-

Notable titles:

  1. Margaret Jacobs, White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 (2009, scholarly).

Winner of the Bancroft Prize (Columbia University) for History 2010.

Winner of the Athearn Western History Prize 2010

Winner of Armitage-Jameson Prize 2010-Coalition of Western Women’s History

  1. David Delgado Shorter, We Will Dance Our Truth: Yaqui History in Yoeme Performances (2009, scholarly).

Winner of the 2010 Chicago Folklore Prize, American Folklore Society and University of Chicago.

  1. David L. Preston, The Texture of Contact: European and Indian Settler Communities on the Frontiers of Iroquoia, 1667-1783 (2009, scholarly).

Winner of the Albert B. Corey Prize 2010, American Historical Association and Canadian Historical Association.

Winner of 2010 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the New York State Archives.

  1. Julian M. Pleasants and Harry A. Kersey, Jr., Seminole Voices: Reflections on Their Changing Society, 1970-2000 (2010, scholarly).

Winner of the Silver Medal, Florida Book Awards-2011.

Winner of the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award, Florida Historical Society-2011

Winner of the Samuel Proctor Award, Florida Historical Society-2011

  1. Susan Suntree, Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California (2010, trade).

Winner of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award for Non-fiction-2010.

Winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Multicultural Literature.

  1. Jack Martin, A Grammar of Creek (Muskogee) (2011, scholarly).

Winner of the 2011 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award

  1. Michelle Raheja, Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereinty, and Representations of Native American in Film (2011, scholarly).

Winner of the 2011 Emory Elliot Book Award

  1. Gerald and Janine Haslam, In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S. I. Hayakawa (2011, trade).

Winner of the 2013 S.I. Hayakawa Book Prize from the Institute of General Semantics

Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History

  1. Lance Blyth, Chiricahua and Janos: Communities of Violence in the Southwestern Borderlands, 1680-1880 (2012, scholarly).

Winner of the 2013 David J. Weber-William P. Clements Prize, Western History Association

  1. Warren K. Urbom, Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge (2012, trade).

Winner of Nonfiction Autobiography, 2013 Nebraska Book Awards

  1. Nicole Tonkovich, The Allotment Plot: Alice C. Fletcher, E. Jane Gay, and Nez Perce Survivance (2013, scholarly).

2103 Honor Book, Caroline Bancroft History Prize, Denver Public Library

  1. David Browman, Cultural Negotiations: The Role of Women in the Founding of Americanist Archaeology (2013, scholarly).

Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title 2013

  1. David Kozak, ed., Inside Dazzling Mountains: Southwest Native Verbal Arts (2013, scholarly)

Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014

  1. Brendan Lindsay, Murder State: California’s Native American Genocide, 1846-1873 (2013, scholarly).

2014 President’s Award – Western Social Science Association

  1. Josephine Waggoner, Witness: A Hunkpapha Historian’s Strong-Heart Song of the Lakotas, edited by Emily Levine (2013, scholarly).

2015 J. Franklin Jameson Award for Documentary Editing, American Historical Association

2014 Nebraska Book Award in Non-Fiction – Reference

2014 Dwight L. Smith (ABC-CLIO) Award – Western History Association

  1. Philip Burnham, Song of Dewey Beard: Last Survivor of the Little Bighorn (2014, trade).

Spur Award for Biography 2014 – Western Writers of America

  1. H. Alan Day, The Horse Lover (2014, trade)

2014 Arizona Author’s Association Literary Award for Best Memoir

2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Best Memoir

2014 Southwest Book of the Year

2014 Feathered Quill Award for Best Memoir and Best Animal Book

2015 High Plains Book Award Finalist

2015 Will Rogers Medallion Award Finalist

  1. Alexis C. Bunten, So, How Long Have You Been Native?: Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide (2015; trade).

2015 Alaskana Book Award, Alaska Library Association.

  1. Cari Carpenter and Carolyn Sorosio, ed., The Newspaper Warrior Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Campaign for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891 (2014; scholarly).

2015 Susan Koppleman Award for the Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

  1. Ann McGrath, Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia (2015; scholarly).

2016 General History Prize, New South Wales Premier’s History Awards

2016 John Douglas Kerr Medal for Distinction in Research and Writing Australia History

  1. James Mooney, In Sun’s Likeness and Power: Cheyenne Accounts of Shield and Tipi Heraldry, 2 vols., edited by Father Peter J. Powell (2013, scholarly).

2016 Waldo G. Leland Prize, American Historical Association

  1. David Beck and Rosalyn LaPier, City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934 (2015; scholarly).

2016 Robert G. Athearn Award, Western History Association

  1. Jacqueline Fear-Segal and Susan Rose, ed., Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations (2016; scholarly).

Best Books of 2016 – Philadelphia Inquirer

  1. Han Vermeulen, Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment (2015, scholarly).

Best Books of 2016 – Süddeutsche Zeitung

2017 International Convention of Asia Scholars Social Science Book Award

  1. Benjamin Klein, ed., Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico (2016, trade).

2016 Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association

  1. Andrew Menard, Sight Unseen: How Frémont’s First Expedition Changed the American Landscape (2012, trade).

2012 True West Magazine, Best Book of the Year – Exploration

  1. Delphine Red Shirt, George Sword’s Warrior Narratives: Compositional Processes in Lakota Oral Tradition (2016, scholarly).

2016 Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award, Arizona State University

2017 Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories, Native American Literature Symposium

  1. Christopher Haveman, Rivers of Sand: Creek Indian Emigration, Relocation, and Ethnic Cleansing in the American South (2016, scholarly).

2017 James F. Sulzby Book Award, Alabama Historical Association

29. Mark Warner and Margaret Purser, ed., Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens (2017, scholarly).

Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title – 2017

30. Charles Menzies, People of the Saltwater: An Ethnography of Git lax m’oon (2016, scholarly).

Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title – 2017

31. Jacqueline Emery, ed., Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press (2017, scholarly).

Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture from the Popular Culture Association – 2018.

32. Robert Acquinas McNally, The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age (2017, trade).

Winner in the Californiana category of the Commonwealth Club of California’s 87th Annual California Book Awards – 2018

Winner, Northern California Book Award in Non-Fiction as one of the best works by a northern California author, 2018

“Best of the West 2018” – True West Magazine – nonfiction

33. Christopher Merritt, The Coming Man of Canton: Chinese Experience in Montana, 1862-1943 (2017, scholarly).

“Best of the West 2018” – True West Magazine – Women and Race in the West

34. Rosalyn LaPier, Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet (2017, scholarly).

2018 John C. Ewers Book Award, Western History Association

2018 Donald L. Fixico Award, Western History Association

2018 High Plains Book Award in the Indigenous Writer category

35. Raymond J. DeMallie, Douglas R. Parks, and Robert Vezina, ed., A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Journal and Description of Jean-Baptiste Truteau, 1794-1796 (2017, scholarly).

2018 Dwight L. Smith (ABC-CLIO) Award, Western History Association

36. Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal, Indigenous Media and Political Imaginaries in Contemporary Bolivia (2018, scholarly).

2018 Fray Bernardino de Sahagún-INAH award

37. Mary Ehrlander, Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son (2017, trade).

Alaska Library Association’s 2018 Alaskana Award

2018 Alaska Historical Society James H. Drucker Alaska Historian of the Year Award

38. Linda Kim, Race Experts: Sculpture, Anthropology, and the American Public in Malvina Hoffman’s Races of Mankind (2018, short).

2018 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association of America

39. Christopher Haveman, Bending Their Way Onward: Creek Indian Removal in Documents (2018, short).

2018 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

40. Susan Devan Harness, Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption (2018, trade).

Finalist for 2019 Colorado Book Awards

41. Denise Bossy, ed., The Yamasee Indians: From Florida to South Carolina (2018, short).

2019 William Proctor Award – Historic St. Augustine Research Institute

42. David Kaufman, Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories: Language, Archaeology, and Ethnography (2019, short).

2019 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

43. David Martinez, Life of the Indigenous Mind: Vine Deloria Jr. and the Birth of the Red Power Movement (2019, short).

2019 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

44. Molly Littlewood McKibben, Shades of Gray: Writing the New American Multiracialism (2018, short).

2019 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

45. Robert Gordon, The Enigma of Max Gluckman: The Ethnographic Life of a “Luckyman” in Africa (2018, short).

2019 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

46. Robert Utley, The Last Sovereigns: Sitting Bull and the Resistance of the Free Lakotas (2020, trade).

2021 Spur Award, Western Writers of America

47. Devon A. Mihesuah, Recovering Our Ancestor’s Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness, Revised edition (2020; trade).

2021 Gourmand Award – Indigenous Food

48. Edward J. Driving Hawk and Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Too Strong to Be Broken

The Life of Edward J. Driving Hawk (2020; trade).

2020 Finalist for Stubbendieck Great Plains History Book Prize – Center for Great Plains Research – UNL

49. Russell Cobb, The Great Oklahoma Swindle: Race, Religion, and Lies in America’s Weirdest State (2020; trade).

2021 Director’s Award – Oklahoma Book Awards

50. Denise Low and Ramon Powers, Northern Cheyenne Ledger Art by Fort Robinson Breakout Survivors (2020; scholarly)

2021 Notable Book – State Library of Kansas

51. Daniel Beveridge, ed., The Red Road and Other Narratives of the Dakota Sioux. By Samuel Mniyo and Robert Goodvoice (2020, scholarly).

2021 Jennifer Walsh Scholarly Writing Award – 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards

52. Nancy Marie Mithlo, Knowing Native Arts (2020, trade).

Honorable Mention – Best Subsequent Book 2021: Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

53. Louis Headman, with Sean O’Neil, Walks on the Ground: A Tribal History of the Ponca Nation (2020, scholarly).

2020 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

54. Patrick O’Banion, Deza and its Moriscos: Religion and Community in Early Modern Spain (2020, scholarly).

Honorable Mention – Bainton Prize for History and Theology – Sixteenth Century Society & Conference

55. Patricia Rubertone, Native Providence: Memory, Community, and Survivance in the Northeast (2020, scholarly).

2020 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

Series Manager

New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies (co-published with American Philosophical Society)

The Native Literatures of the Americas

Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas

Sources of American Indian Oral Literatures

The Society of Historical Archeology’s Essential Guides to Material Culture

American Indian Lives

Borderlands and Transcultural Studies

Indigenous Films

Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology

Historical Archeology of the American West

Indians of the Southeast (concluded)

Indigenous Education

Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians


American Cultural History, 1865-2000

American History and Memory, 1865-2000

American West, 1800-2000

Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History, 1492-2000

Graduate Seminar in Southwestern Urban, Social, and Cultural History, 1540-2000

Southwestern Cultural History, 1540-1990

Seminar in Urban Race and Ethnicity, 1880-1950

Seminar in 20th Century American Culture

U.S. History Survey, 1492-2000


American Historical Association

American Studies Association

Organization of American Historians

Western History Association

Pacific Branch: American Historical Association

San Diego History Center

Huntington-USC Institute: Working Groups: Los Angeles

Historians for Peace and Democracy