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Kristen Guzmán, Ph.D.

​Office Hours for Spring 2014

Mon & Wed 1:30-3pm

​Location: ​SAC D-406
Phone:​ ​(714) 564-6545


Here are some pics of Prof. Guzman. She loves traveling, as in Mexico City in 2006 when she visited the "Casa Azul", the historical home of Frida Kahlo. Prof. Guzman also has been through some recent challenges, battling lymphoma in 2013. But she's BACK! And ready to teach history!


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Education: Ph.D. History (2005) - University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. History (1991) - University of California, Santa Cruz

Areas of Interest: Chicana/o History, 19th c. U.S. History, History of Art and Social Movements, Labor History, History of California

Experience: 2006 - present: Professor of History at Santa Ana College

2005: Received doctoral degree in History from UCLA

2003: Smithsonian Fellowship in Washington D.C. through the Institute for the Interpretation and Representation of Latina/o Cultures


2002-2004: Graduate Teaching Fellow at UCLA, specializing in seminars on Work and Labor History in the U.S. and on Art and Social Justice


2000-2004: Co-founder and worker at Arts in Action, Los Angeles -- a non-profit artists collective that brought politics together with visual and performing arts

1998-2002: Union organizer and contract negotiator with the UC Graduate Student Employees Association, through the UAW.  Negotiated the first contract ever between graduate student employees and the UC after a seventeen-year struggle!

1992-1996: Social Studies teacher at Millikan High School in Long Beach, CA

Publications: Self Help Graphics & Art: Art in the Heart of East Los Angeles.  The Chicano Archives, Vol. 1. Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2005. Self Help Graphics & Art: Art in the Heart of East Los Angeles

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