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Historian Margie Brown-Coronel Joins Titan Faculty

Her Research Interests Include Latina History, U.S. Borderlands and Public History

Oct. 16, 2013

Margie Brown-Coronel

Margie Brown-Coronel

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Historian Margie Brown-Coronel is teaching history as a new assistant professor this semester and serving as a consultant for the National Women’s History Museum’s online exhibit “Latinas in the United States.” The Los Angeles resident's research interests of study include Latina history, U.S. borderlands and history in the public sphere. She earned a B.A. in history from U.C. Berkeley (1999) and a Ph.D. in history from UC Irvine (2011).

Next semester, she will be teaching a practicum in public history, a field that explores new ways to research and present history beyond the classroom by engaging public audiences. “My class will offer students some valuable field work experience, including exhibit design, archival research and docent/volunteer training through a partnership project with Rancho Camulos, a national historic landmark and museum in Ventura County,” Brown-Coronel said. Her dissertation research on four generations of the del Valle family, owners of Racho Camulos from the 1830s to the 1920s, won the 2009 Irene Ledesma Prize from the Coalition for Western Women’s History.


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