Jessica Kim is an assistant professor of history at California State University, Northridge. She is currently working on a book project titled “Oilmen and Cactus Rustlers: Mexico and the Rise of Modern Los Angeles, 1865-1940. Focusing on the first century of Los Angeles’ phenomenal growth, the study explores how Angeleno and Mexican investors, elected officials, workers, lawyers, and journalists first forged and then negotiated the relationship between an urban core in Southern California and an imagined and real periphery that stretched across the border deep into Mexico.This conversation is part of a brown bag luncheon series sponsored by ICW. The event is open to any who wish to attend so please feel free to bring your own lunch and join us.
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Pre-circulated paper, joint session with Autry Western History Workshop, "Calling All Cars: Cultural Citizenship, Deviancy, and Mexican American Motorists in Los Angeles."
Genevieve Carpio, Cassius Marcellus Clay Fellow in History, Yale University
Pre-circulated paper, "A worth-while living from the soil: Gender and The Backyard 'Farmlet' in Pre-WWII Southern California."
Eileen V. Wallis, Associate Professor of History, Cal Poly Pomona
Pre-circulated paper, "Crossing Boundaries, Crossing the Continent: Movements of Early Pentecostals in Los Angeles."
Caroline Harris, Ph.D. candidate in History, UCLA
This session is capped at 25 people.
Principal investigators Greg Hise (UNLV) and William Deverell (ICW and USC), along with project team members Kris Mun and Jessica Kim, as well as fifteen additional curators, are delighted to announce the launch of our collaborative online exhibit exploring "Form and Landscape" in the Los Angeles Basin. The project is drawn entirely from the Southern California Edison archive at The Huntington, and we are grateful to both the Huntington and the Getty, as well as numerous colleagues at each institution, who helped bring this project to completion. Please access the site at pstp-edison.com