David G. Garcia
Assistant Professor (on leave)
- Ph.D., U.S. History, UCLA, 2006
- M.A., Latin American Studies, UCLA, 2000
- B.A., Sociology, Chicana/o Studies Specialization, UCLA, 1996
Awards, Honors, Fellowships
- Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
- UCLA Hellman Fellowship
- University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Sociology at UC-Santa Barbara
Teaching & Research Interests
My research examines:
- The interconnectivity of history and education, focusing on local educational histories of Mexican Americans
- The pedagogy of Hollywood’s urban school genre
- Chicana/o teatro (theater) as public revisionist history
My teaching interests include:
- Chicana/o educational history
- Chicana/o history & historiography
- History methods in education, popular culture & media (film & TV)
- Teatro, satire
- Oral history
García, D.G., & T.J. Yosso. “‘Strictly in the Capacity of Servant’: The Interconnection Between Residential and School Segregation in Oxnard, California, 1934-1954.” History of Education Quarterly, 53.1 (2013): 64-89.
García, D.G., T.J. Yosso, & F.P. Barajas. “’A Few of the Brightest, Cleanest Mexican Children’: School Segregation as a Form of Mundane Racism in Oxnard, California, 1900-1940.” Harvard Educational Review 82.1 (2012): 1-25.
Yosso, T.J. & D.G. García. (2010). “Who are These Kids, Rejects from Hell?: Analyzing Hollywood Distortions of Latina/o High School Students.” In E.G. Murillo, Jr., S.A. Villenas, R.Trinidad Galván, J. Sánchez Muñoz, C. Martínez, & M. Machado-Casas (eds.). Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 450-473). New York: Rutledge.
García, D.G. “Transformations through Teatro: Culture Clash in a Chicana/o History Classroom.” Radical History Review 102 (2008): 111-130. Special issue on “History and Critical Pedagogies: Transforming Consciousness, Classrooms, and Communities.”
Yosso, T.J. & D.G. García. “‘Cause it’s not just me’: Walkout’s History Lessons Challenge Hollywood’s Urban School Formula.” Radical History Review 102 (2008): 171-184.
García, D.G. “Culture Clash Invades Miami: Oral Histories & Ethnography Center Stage.” Qualitative Inquiry 14.6 (2008): 865-895. Special issue on “Autoethnography, Critical Race Theory, and Performance.”