Genevieve Carpio

Faculty Advisor: George Sanchez

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Biographical Sketch

Genevieve Carpio received her PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity in 2013 under the direction of George Sanchez. She completed her M.A. in Urban Planning at UCLA and B.A. in Anthropology at Pomona College. Her book project Racial Movements: Citizenship, Mobility and the Making of the Inland Empire examines the relationship between racial formation and cultural representations of mobility in the California Inland Empire, a commercial gateway of four million people. The Ford Foundation, USC Provost Office, Imagining America, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have recognized Genevieve for her work in the fields of American Studies, community engagement, and public history. Her work can be found in the Journal of American History, Journal of Urban Affairs, Casden Annual Review, and Arcadia local history series.

Genevieve is currently a Clay Postdoctoral Fellow of History at Yale University, where she is revising her book project and teaching a course on race, migration, and digital media.


  • B.A. Anthropology, Pomona College, 05/2005
  • MA Public Policy, Management and Planning, UC - Los Angeles, 06/2007
  • Ph.D. American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2013



  • Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Avenue
  • Kaprielian Hall 462
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-2534