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Milo M. Alvarez

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Milo M. Alvarez

History
Division: Social Studies
Appointment: 2010

Hall College Center
413-644-4959
malvarez@simons-rock.edu

 

Education:

PhD Candidate, History, UCLA
MA, History, University of California, Riverside
BA, History, Minor: Chicana/o Studies, UCLA

Professional History:

Visiting Assistant Professor Bard College at Simon's Rock 2010-2012
Teaching Fellow, UCLA, 2009-2010

Areas of Interest:

My dissertation project "On the Shoulders of Generations: The Brown Berets of Aztlan in the Long Civil Rights Era" is a national history of the Chicano Movement through the prism of the Brown Berets organizations, which emerged from 1968-1981 throughout the United States. My research engages and advances the Long Civil Rights Movement" (LCRM) construct by contextualizing the Chicano Movement within and outside of the broader national conversation on both Civil Rights and the period of the Sixties.

Research Interests/Professional Service

  • 19th and 20th U.S. History
  • Chicana/o and Latina//o History
  • Civil Rights
  • Intellectual History
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • American Indian History
  • Hemispheric Indigenous Social Movements
  • Gender and Masculinity
  • Radicalism
  • Urban History
  • Labor History

Publications/Book Chapters/Exhibitions/Performances:

Publications

  • “Los Angeles Gangsta Rap and the Aesthetics of Violence” Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology Volume X, UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, 1994: 149-161.

Conference Panels and Presentations

  • “The Brown Berets of Aztlan and the Long Civil Rights Movement” UCLA Center for Oral History Research, Los Angeles, CA, May 2010
  • Roundtable: “Transitions: Pursuing A Doctoral Degree in Chicana/o-Latina/o History” (Moderator and Panel Organizer) Pacific Coast Branch-American History Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, August 2009
  • “The Brown Berets of Aztlán and Chicano Power in the Long Civil Rights Era” American Historical Association Conference, New York, NY, January 2009
  • “New Directions in Chicana/o Movement Era Historical Scholarship and the Implications for Understanding Civil Rights in America” (Panel Organizer) American Historical Association Conference. New York, NY, January 2009
  • "From Aztlán to Kalamazoo: Chicanismo and the Building of a Brown Beret Nation" Pacific Coast Branch-American History Association Conference, Pasadena, CA August 2008
  • "Aztlán Afuera: The Brown Berets of the Urban Midwest and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement" National Association of Chicana/o Studies Conference, Austin, TX, March 2008
  • "New Movimiento Histories: the Immigration Debate, MEChA, Community Identity Politics, the Brown Berets and the Chicano Movement" (Panel Organizer) National Association of Chicana/o Studies Conference, Austin, TX, March 2008
  • "Towards a “Chicana/o Profundo” based historiography: Understanding the Chicano Movement and the Brown Berets of Aztlán in an Indigenous Context" Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, November 2007
  • "Rethinking Chicano Indianism in the Chicano Movement Era" Latina/o Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, February 2007
  • "Conversations Between Movements: The Question of Indigeneity within the Context of Red Power and Brown Power" American Studies Association Conference, Oakland, CA October 2006

Awards/Grants

  • Bard College at Simon's Rock Faculty Development Fund, 2010-2015
  • UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grant 2008-2010
  • UCLA Institute of American Cultures-Chicano Studies Research Center Dissertation Grant 2008-2009
  • Gold Shield Alumnae Oral History Graduate Research Grant-UCLA Center for Oral History Research, 2008-2009 (Declined)
  • UCLA History Department, Recruitment Fellowship 2003-2004, 2006-2008
  • UCLA Graduate Division, Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Grant, 2006 and 2007
  • Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 2003 and 2004
  • Research Assistantship and Mentorship Program Fellowship, University of California, Office of the President, Summer 2002
  • Department of History Grant, UC Riverside, 2001-2002 History Association

Other Activities:

  • American Historical Association
  • American Studies Association
  • National Association of Chicana/o Studies
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Pacific Coast Branch- American History Association