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Marjorie Sanchez-Walker
Associate Professor, Co-director: Latin American Studies Minor
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  • Ph.D. Washington State University, 1999.
  • M.A. Washington State University, 1993.
  • B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991.

Latin America

Concentrations: Mexico, Cuba, and Atlantic Slavery

19th & 20th Century Middle East

Comparative World Women
Courses Offered:
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World History Since 1500
Contemporary World
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Modern Mexico
U.S.- Latin American Relations
Modern Atlantic Slavery
Comparative World Women
Guerrilla Revolutions
History of Mexico (Universidad Internacional)
International Work:
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Paper: “Historians don’t know nothin’ ‘bout birthin’ no babies: A Comparative Study of Slave in the Americas, 1792-1838.” Presented at the CSU Session, Casa de la Americas, La Habana, Cuba, July 1, 2003.

Instructor: Universidad InternacionalNew Browser or website icon Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, since 2004.

Seminars Delivered: Teaching Methods, Geographic History of the United States, Cuba, and Overview of United States History, January 5-9, 2009, at Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Workshop on Research Publication. Harold Stanislaw, Marjorie Sanchez-Walker, Keith Nainby. Conducted January 13-16, 2009 at Phranakhon Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Professional Affiliations:
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California Faculty Association & Delegate to the Mexican American Caucus
American Historical Association
North American Congress on Latin American
Conference on Latin American History
International Migration Studies Association
Latin American Studies Association
Phi Alpha Theta, Gamma-Psi Chapter
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Elizabeth Anne B. Papageorge Outstanding Faculty Award, 2004
Professor of the Year: President’s Commission on the Status of Women, 2004
Woman of the Year in Education. Soroptimist International, 2002
Papers & Publications:
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  • “Vietnam,” in the Encyclopedia of Motherhood. O’Reilly, Andrea and Geoffrey J. Golson [eds.] Sage Press. Forthcoming 2010.

  • Woven Within My Grandmother’s Braid: The Biography of a Mexican Immigrant Woman,
    1898-1982. Floricanto Press. Forthcoming 2009.

  • Review: Contested Policy: The Rise and Fall of Federal Bilingual Education in the United States, 1960-2001, in the Journal of Southern History. Pending.

  • “Fannie Zlabovsky and Grandma Stone’s Buick: Tales of Rescue on the Eve of the Holocaust at the US-Mexico Border Crossing.” Empire Conference. CSU Stanislaus, March 13-15, 2008.

  • Commentor on the panel entitled, The West and Latin American Identities: Regional and World Perspectives on Popular Imagery, Conflict, and Materialism. World History Association Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 28-30, 2007.

  • “The Wider Cristero Rebellion, Mexican immigrants, the Catholic Church and transnational ethnic politics.” Paper delivered on the panel Mexicali, Managua, Mexico, and the Mission: Situating Transnationalism in Everyday Americas Culture at the American Studies Association Annual Conference, Oakland, California, October 13-15, 2006.

  • “A Woman’s Charity Based on the Dignity of Humankind: Mexico-United States Transnational Communication.” Paper delivered on the panel Representations & Practices of Spirituality and round-table presenter on the panel Aunts, and Aunties: Narratives of Aunts and Aunting in Feminist Lives, at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender Conference, Notre Dame, Illinois, October 14-17, 2004.

  • “Cuba, Castro, Ché, and Coco-Cabs: Reflections on my Trip to the Island of the Palm Trees,” at the Spring Faculty Lecture Series, CSU Stanislaus, Turlock, California. March 24, 2004.

  • “The Evolution of an Academic Subversive: A Secret Memoir,” Faculty Voices, A
    Narrative Writing Project, California State University, Stanislaus, 2003.

  • Moderator, The Benevolent Impulse: Travel, Ethnography, and Imperialism, at the
    Empire and Imperial Cultures Conference. California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock,
    California. February 27-28, 2004.

  • Panelist, “American History IV,” National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of
    Preservation and Access. Washington, D.C., November 29-30, 2001.

  • “‘Not a religious vocation, but a way to do God’s work:’ Women Immigration Advocates at
    the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1922-1963.” Paper delivered on the panel Women’s Advocacy,
    Reform, and the Politics of Immigration on the US/Mexico Border, 1917-1960s at the
    Gender on the Borderlands Conference at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas,
    July 12-14, 2001.

  • Panel Chair and commentator: “Fragile Alliances: Native American & White Women’s
    Activism in the West at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” at the Women’s West
    Conference on Gender, Race, Class, and Region. Washington State University,
    July 27-20, 2000.

  • “Parallel Lines of Shifting Humanity: The Encounter of Portugal and Africa
    with Indigenous America, 1500-1800.” Portuguese Summer Institute, CSU Stanislaus, June 17, 2000.

  • “Sarah Weadick” and “Caroline A. Boone,” in The Encyclopedia of American Catholic
    Women. (ed) Michael Glazier. South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, pending.

  • Chapter, “Petra: The Biography of a Mexican Immigrant Woman, 1898-1982,” for a two-
    volume anthology on women in Latin America history. David G. Sweet (ed.). University of
    Nebraska Press, pending.

  • “The Pet Bureau: the National Catholic Welfare Conference Immigration Bureau at El
    Paso, 1933-1941,” presenter in the session, Immigration and Catholic Advocates at
    Ellis Island and El Paso in the 1930s. Paper Delivered at the American Historical
    Association Conference Chicago, Illinois. January 6-9, 2000.

  • “Immigrants & Immigration Policy at the United States-Mexico Border,” presenter and organizer of the panel U.S.-Mexico Border and Transborder Immigration Policy in the
    1930s, American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch, August 6-9, 1998. San
    Diego, California.
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