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Anita Casavantes Bradford

February 2020 - January 2021

Anita Casavantes Bradford is associate professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and History at the University of California Irvine, where she is also Co-Director of the UC-Cuba Multi Campus Academic Initiative.

She earned her Ph.D. in 2011 in U.S. and Latina/o-Latin American History at the University of California San Diego. She was a Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection during 2010 and a University of California Presidents Postdoctoral Fellow from 2011-2013, before joining the faculty at UCI in July 2013. Her teaching focuses on comparative and transnational Latina/o history, Cuban and Cuban American history, the history of immigration, race and ethnicity, the history of childhood, and critical refugee studies. In recognition of her campus service, Casavantes Bradford received the 2015 Dynamic Womyn of UCI Oustanding Social Justice Award; the 2016 Tom Angell Award; and the 2017 Social Science Dean’s Award for Outstanding Mentorship. She is also the recipient of the 2019 UC Irvine Academic Senate Award for Mentorship.

Transnational and Comparative Latina/o History; US in the World; Immigration, Race and Ethnicity; Critical Refugee Studies; Childhood, Gender and Family; Religion and Politics