University of Southern California

Graduate Students

Alicia Gutierrez

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Biographical Sketch

Originally from the Inland Empire, I came to USC after acquiring my Bachelor's Degree in history at California State University, San Bernardino. While my undergraduate coursework and research were largely centered on modern European history, I shifted my focus to U.S. history and completed my senior honors thesis on Operation Whitecoat, a series of biomedical experiments conducted on Seventh-Day Adventists conscientious objectors during the Cold War. Aside from school, I enjoy photography, cooking and charity mud runs.


  • B.A. History, California State University San Bernardino, 2010


Research Specialties

  • 19th-20th Century U.S., Medical Discrimination, Eugenics, Social Darwinism, Race, Gender, and Religion