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Assistant Professor of History
Year Started at JMU: 2021
Contact Info
Website: https://changingrepresentations.wp.tulane.edu/



Ph.D. in History, Texas A&M University, 2020


Teaching Areas

Mexican American/Latina/x History, Oral History & Public History, American History survey courses

Research Interests

20th century history of the United States; Women, Gender, and Politics; Representation, Civil Rights, and Social Movements; and the broad American West/Southwest

Book projects

Dr. González is currently working on her book manuscript-in-progress, “Representation of Change: How Chicanas Reshaped the American Political Process in the Late Twentieth Century,” which examines how Chicanas changed the political landscape for themselves and their community in Texas. Her second book project will center on the life of former Texas State Representative Irma Rangel.

Selected Publications:

“Breaking Barriers for Inclusion: Chicanas Running for Public Office and the Chicana/o Movement in Texas” in Rewriting the Chicano Movement, ed. Mario T. García, (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2021).


“Bridging the Humanities and Hard Sciences: Transformational Learning Through a Borderlands Classroom,” co-author with Sonia Hernández, in The Academic’s Handbook, 4th edition, eds. Lori A. Flores and Jocelyn Olcott (Durham: Duke University Press, 2020).


“Inheriting a Path: Rosie Castro’s Influence on Julián and Joaquin,” Latinx Talk (May 2019).  https://latinxtalk.org


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