Sunday, October 14, 2007

Chicana/o Studies Tenure-Track Opening at California State University Channel Islands

Tenure-Track Chicana/o Studies Recruitment
California State University Channel Islands
Open Date: 10/7/07
Review Begins: 11/2/07
Open until filled

Position Description / Responsibilities : CSUCI seeks applicants at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level to implement the Bachelor of Arts program in Chicana/o Studies, scheduled to open in the fall of 2008. Associate/Full Professor Required Qualifications: A Ph.D., Ed.D., or MFA in an academic home discipline in education, the arts, social sciences or humanities with expertise in Chicana/o Studies, Latina/o Studies, and/or Transborder Studies; administrative experience and curriculum and program development experience; a record of effective teaching with a variety of methodologies and theoretical approaches; a record of scholarly achievement; and experience with and commitment to working in multiethnic, multilingual, and multicultural environments on an off campus. Associate/Full Professor Preferred Qualifications: Spanish language fluency; experience with experiential and service learning pedagogies. Assistant Professor Required Qualifications: A Ph.D., Ed.D., or MFA in an academic home discipline in education, the arts, social sciences or humanities with expertise in Chicana/o Studies, Latina/o Studies, and/or Transborder Studies; demonstrate the potential to create a record of effective teaching with a variety of methodologies and theoretical approaches; detail a scholarly agenda to achieve tenure and promotion; demonstrate the capacity to assume administrative, curriculum, and programmatic responsibilities appropriate to this rank; and experience with and commitment to working in multiethnic, multilingual, and multicultural environments. Preferred Qualifications: Spanish proficiency; willingness to adopt experiential and service learning pedagogies.

Minimum Degree Requirements: Ph.D., Ed.D., or MFA in an academic home discipline in education, the arts, social sciences or humanities with expertise in Chicana/o Studies, Latina/o Studies, and/or Transborder Studies.

Required Qualifications: Associate/Full Professor Required Qualifications: Administrative experience and curriculum and program development experience; a record of effective teaching with a variety of methodologies and theoretical approaches; a record of scholarly achievement; and experience with and commitment to working in multiethnic, multilingual, and multicultural environments on an off campus.

Preferred Qualifications: Associate/Full Professor Preferred Qualifications: Spanish language fluency; experience with experiential and service learning pedagogies. Evidence of commitment and ability to work in teams. Assistant Professor Required Qualifications: Spanish proficiency; willingness to adopt experiential and service learning pedagogies.Assistant Professor Required Qualifications: Demonstrate the potential to create a record of effective teaching with a variety of methodologies and theoretical approaches; detail a scholarly agenda to achieve tenure and promotion; demonstrate the capacity to assume administrative, curriculum, and programmatic responsibilities appropriate to this rank; and experience with and commitment to working in multiethnic, multilingual, and multicultural environments.

For details visit: https://www.csucifacultyjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1192194411370

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ventura County Farm Worker History

Manuel Unzueta presented a lecture on Saturday, October 6th, at the Rancho Sespe community center in the city of Fillmore, California. Unzueta spoke on the origins of farm worker corridos that emerged out of a joint project in the 1970s consisting of University of California at Santa Barbara academics and the Casa de la Raza. In promoting the Unzueta lecture, Ventura County activist Moses Mora detailed that, “some (then) young local Chicano academics put forth a call to farmworkers from Santa Maria to Ventura County to submit poetry and songs about their lives. They were overwhelmed with the response and got the Library of Congress in documenting this history.” A book was also published. Titles within the Alma Chicana de Aztlan cd are: El Corrido del Chicano/Mexicano, El Corrido del Rancho Sespe, La Sobrina, Corrido del Chino Valdez, La Despedida al Rancho Sespe, El Mojado, Yo Soy Mexicano Señores, Tanto Tienes, Tanto Vales, Corrido del Campesino and Corrido a Damian García. These songs document the experiences of struggle and perseverance among farm workers.

Before the lecture Aztec dancers performed before guest and residents of the Rancho Sespe farm worker housing community of the Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation. Moses Mora, Dr. Gabino Aguirre, and Manuela Aparicio-Twitchell are currently organizing Manuel Unzueta speaking engagements in Santa Paula, Oxnard, and, possibly, at California State University Channel Islands.
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Monday, October 1, 2007

C.V.

Curriculum Vitae, June 1, 2015
Frank P. Barajas
Professor, History Program and Chicana/o Studies
California State University Channel Islands
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
805.437.8862
frank.barajas@csuci.edu
http://www.frankpbarajas.blogspot.com/


EDUCATION:

AA, Moorpark College
Moorpark, California

BA and MA History, California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California

PhD History Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, California

TEACHING

2012- Present Professor

2007-2011 Associate Professor at California State University Channel Islands

2001-2007 Tenure-track Assistant Professor at
California State University Channel Islands

1992-2001 Tenured at Cypress College.

SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

PUBLICATIONS:

Peer Reviewed

“Community and Measured Militancy: The Ventura County Community Service Organization, 1958-1968.” Southern California Quarterly 96 no. 3 (Fall 2014): 313-349.

Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961. University of Nebraska Press, 2012.

David G. Garcia, Tara J. Yosso, and Frank P. Barajas"'A Few of the Brightest, Cleanest Mexican Children': School Segregation as a Form of Mundane Educational Racism in Oxnard, California, 1900-1940." Harvard Educational Review Spring 2012: 1-25.

“An Invading Army: A Civil Gang Injunction in a Southern California Chicana/o Community.” Latino Studies 5 no. 4 (Winter 2007): 393-417.

“The Defense Committees of Sleepy Lagoon: A Convergent Struggle against Fascism, 1942-1944.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 31 no. 1 (Spring 2006): 33-62.

“Resistance, Radicalism, and Repression on the Oxnard Plain: The Social Context of the Betabelero Strike of 1933.” Western Historical Quarterly XXXV no. 1 (Spring 2004): 27-51.

Non-Peer Reviewed

“I got mine. You’re out of luck!” Ventura County Star newspaper. May 16, 2015.
(http://www.vcstar.com/opinion/columnists/frank-p-barajas-i-got-mine-youre-out-of-luck_54013186)
--“Do something about immense student debt in California.” The Bakersfield Californian newspaper. May 17, 2015.
(http://www.bakersfield.com/Opinion/2015/05/04/FRANK-P-BARAJAS-Do-something-about-immense-student-debt-in-California.html)

“Making college affordable for California students.” Ventura County Star newspaper. February 5, 2015.
(http://www.vcstar.com/opinion/columnists/frank-p-barajas-making-college-affordable-for-california-students_22857506)
--“Governor, legislature need to make college more afforcable.” The Bakersfield Californian. January 23, 2015.
(http://www.bakersfield.com/Opinion/2015/01/23/FRANK-BARAJAS-Governor-legislature-need-to-make-college-more-affordable.html)

“Decolonizing the Newspaper: The Historian and the Op-Ed.” Perspectives: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association. February 1015.
(http://sites.duke.edu/hpdc/2015/03/02/frank-p-barajas-decolonizing-the-newspaper-the-historian-and-the-op-ed/)

“Are We Giving Cesar Too Much Credit.” History News Service (http://hnn.us/search?q=barajas) April 7, 2014.

“Remember the Latinos in the ‘So Go Created a Farmer’ Super Bowl Ad Last Year? Neither Do We.” History News Network (http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/154604) January 30, 2014.

The National Park Service Explores the History of Farm Labor in America.” History News Service (http://historynewsservice.org/2011/05/the-national-park-service-explores-the-history-of-farm-labor-in-america/) May 3, 2011.
--“Park Service Explores the History of Farm Labor.” Ventura County Star newspaper. May 7, 2011.
--Dallas Morning News link to Ventura County Star
--“Reconstructing the History of Farm Labor in America.” The Bakersfield Californian.” May 7, 2011.
--“The National Park Service Explores the History of Farm Labor in America.” History News Network (http://hnn.us/articles/139080.html) May 8, 2011.

“The Alinsky, Chavez, Obama Connection.” Ventura County Star newspaper. November 2, 2008.
--“The Alinsky, Chavez, Obama Connection.” San Benito News newspaper. November 2, 2008

“New Face of Segregation.” Ventura County Star newspaper. January 20, 2008.

“Democracy, history linked.” Ventura County Star newspaper. September 27, 2007.

“Labor (and Community) Day.” Ventura County Star newspaper. August 31, 2007.

“Entertaining Democracy.” Ventura County Star newspaper. September 3, 2006.

BOOK REVIEWS:

Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest by James J. Lorence. University of Illinois Press, 20013) for the New Mexico Historical Review, Summer 2014: 409-410.

Justinian Caire and Santa Cruz Islands: The Rise and Fall of a California Dynasty by Frederic Caire Chiles. (Arthur H. Clark Co., 2011) for the Journal of San Diego History, Spring 2012 28 ½: 106-108.

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

“An Environment of Contention: Rachel Wong’s Struggle to Defend School Integration” Presented at the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, August 15, 2015 Portland Oregon.

“A Mexican American with Moxie: Rachel Murguia Wong’s Struggle to Defend School Integration, 1968-1973. Presented at Nuestra América: Rethinking Fronteras in US History A Conference Honoring the Career of Vicki L. Ruiz. February 20, 2015 University of California at Irvine.

TEACHING

2007-2015 Professor at California State University Channel Islands
Courses:

HIST 270 The United States to 1877
HIST 271 The United States Since 1877
HIST 280 The Historian’s Craft
ENG/HIST 334 Narratives of Southern California
HIST 350 Chicano History and Culture
HIST 369 California History and Culture
CHS/HIST 402 So. Cal. Chicana/o Hist. and Culture
ENGL/HIST 430 Tradition and Transformation
HIST 492 Internship/Service Learning
HIST 494 Independent Research
CHS 497 Directed Study
HIST 499 Capstone in History
HIST 1030-I OLLI Get to Know Your Neighbor
HIST 1041-1 OLLI 20th Century Southern California
HIST 1046-1 Mexican American History

1992-2001 Tenured at Cypress College.