Louis Warren, Professor, History

lwLouis S. Warren is W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches environmental history, the history of the American West, and U.S. history. He is author of The Hunter’s Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth-Century America (Yale, 1997) and Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005). He is also editor of a popular classroom text, American Environmental History (Blackwell, 2003), and co-editor of Boom: A Journal of California. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Albert Beveridge Prize of the American Historical Association, the Caughey Western History Association Prize, the Western Writer’s of America Spur Award, the Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award for Best Non-Fiction Book.

Ben D’Harlingue, PhD candidate, Cultural Studies

bdhBenjamin D’Harlingue is a PhD Candidate in the Cultural Studies Graduate Group at UC Davis. His dissertation, tentatively titled, “‘These Same Thoughts People This World’: Cultural Geographies of U.S. Haunted Tourisms,” examines questions of place, race, gender, sexuality, and nation, with relation to discourses of haunting in popular culture. An essay based on this research, “Specters of the U.S. Prison Regime: Tourism and the Penal Gaze,” will appear in the collection Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture (Continuum, 2010). D’Harlingue recently received the Hayman Dissertation Fellowship from the UC Intercampus Psychoanalytic Consortium and UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. His next project, which joins critical geography with animal studies, will consider demarcations and distributions of species across space.

DESIREE A. MARTIN, Assistant Professor, Englishdam

Desirée A. Martín is Assistant Professor of English at UC Davis. She received her PhD from Duke University in the Graduate Program in Literature. She specializes in Latino/a studies, U.S.-Mexico border studies, and Inter-American studies. Recently, she has published essays in MELUS and the collections Crisscrossing the Borders of Western Literary Studies (eds. Reginald Dyck and Cheli Reutter) and Diccionario de estudios culturales latinoamericanos (eds. Robert McKee Irwin and Mónica Szurmuk). Currently, she is completing a book manuscript titled Bordered Saints: Possessing Border and Nation in Chicana/o and Mexican Culture. Her next project focuses on multilingualism, translation, and the limits of identity in Chicano/a and Latino/a studies.

JULIE SZE, Associate Professor, American Studiessze

Julie Sze is an Associate Professor of American Studies at UC Davis as well as the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment <http://ej.ucdavis.edu/> . Sze’s book, Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice, won the 2008 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, awarded annually to the best published book in American Studies. Sze’s research investigates environmental justice and environmental inequality; culture and environment; race, gender and power; and community health and activism.

Cecilia Tsu, Assistant Professor, History

tsuCecilia Tsu (Ph.D., Stanford University, history) is an assistant professor of history at UC Davis. A U.S. historian with research and teaching interests in Asian American history, race and ethnicity, immigration, California and the American West, she is currently working on a book titled Asian Migration and the Making of Race, Gender, and Agriculture in California’s Santa Clara Valley, 1880-1940, which explores the ways in which the arrival of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino immigrants transformed agricultural practices along with ideologies of labor and family farming in California. Her recent publications have appeared in the Pacific Historical Review and the Western Historical Quarterly. For the DHI research seminar, she will embark on a new project that examines how certain regions in California, including the Sacramento Delta area, came to be known as dangerously “majority-Asian,” or excessively populated with people of Asian descent during the early twentieth century.

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