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Author: Miroslava Chávez-García
Miroslava Chávez-García is Professor of History at UCSB, with affiliations in the Departments of Chicana/o Studies and Feminist Studies, and is currently the Faculty Director of Graduate Diversity Initiatives. Author of Negotiating Conquest: Gender and Power in California, 1770s to 1880s (University of Arizona Press, 2004) and States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California’s Juvenile Justice System (University of California Press, 2012), Miroslava’s most recent book, Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press, 2018), is a history of migration, courtship, and identity as told through more than 300 personal letters exchanged across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Miroslava has also published articles on migration, juvenile justice, and Chicana history as well as on mentoring young scholars of color in academia. A first-generation, immigrant, Chicana from working class origins, Miroslava is dedicated to issues of inclusion, equity, and social justice.