Publications & Experience

Abraham and Jehuda Cresques, Sultan of Babilonia, Catalan Atlas

Publications: Genealogy; Puerto Rico

forthcoming

“Dying to Know You: Critical Insights from a Case Study of Indigenous Representations in Museums of the Early Republic”. Nancy Mithlo & Yve Chavez, Editors. Visualizing Genocides: Retelling Native American Survival Through Art. 

“Reconstructing District 3’s Missing 1872 Registro Central de Esclavos for Northwest Puerto Rico.”  To be submitted to Hereditas, Feb 2019

Publications

“Eugenics, Identity & the California Genealogical Society’s International Congress of Genealogy at the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915.” The California Nugget, Journal of the California Genealogical Society. Special Edition, Fall 2018, 18-31. 

“Slavery, Freedom and the Babilonias of Puerto Rico: Re-visioning a Family History: Part 1.” The Baobab Tree: Journal of the African American Genealogical Society of N. California, Spring 2017, 8-13.  Republished in The California Nugget : Journal of the California Genealogical Society

“Slavery, Freedom and the Babilonias of Puerto Rico: Re-visioning a Family History: Part 2.” The Baobab Tree: Journal of the African American Genealogical Society of N. California,  Summer 2017, 20-23. Republished in The California Nugget : Journal of the California Genealogical Society

“James Dent Walker.” Wikipedia. October 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dent_Walker

Don Miguel Babilonia Polanco (1743-1813) and his Descendants: From Mallorca, Spain to Moca, Puerto Rico. Hereditas, 16:1, 2015, 6-47.

“Historia Breve de la Familia Babilonia.” pamphlet, 2013. [Translated & updated text of 2008 Nuestra Herencia article]

“Los Alcaldes de Barrios de Moca, Puerto Rico, Noviembre 1847.” Hereditas: Revista de Genealogia Puertorriquena, 12:1, 2011,

“Mundillo and identity: The revival and transformation of handmade lace in Puerto Rico.” Maureen Daly Goggin & Beth Fowkes Tobin, eds. Women and the Material Culture of Needlework & Textiles, 1750-1950. Ashgate, 2009, 149-166.

“El Cuaderno de Altas y Bajas de Moca, 1849.” Hereditas: Revista de Genealogia Puertorriquena, 9:2, 2008, 71-104.

The Descendants of Capitan Miguel Babilonia Polanco, Part I.” Nuestra Herencia: A Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York Publication, Sp/Su 2008, 1, 8.

“Caribbean,” Billy G. Smith, ed. The Encyclopedia of American History Series, Volume 2: Colonization and Settlement, (1585-1763). Facts on File, 2002.

Articles on other (related) topics

“Juan Bautista de Anza Traveling Exhibit: Discover the Diversity of Early California.” California Genealogical Society and Library blog, February 2013. http://blog.californiaancestors.org/2013/02/juan-bautista-de-anza-traveling-exhibit.html

“Museums.” Chapter 36, Blackwell Companion to Gender Studies, Blackwell, 484-494.

Annals of Scholarship,  Special issue: Topographies of Race & Gender, 17:3-18:1, 2009, 70-105.
Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 9:4, December 2002, 571-618.
 

‘Check Your Baggage: Resisting Whiteness in Art History’  [focus diversity in Art History & importance of work of performance artist James Luna] Art Journal, V60, 2001, 58-61.

 

 


Research Interests:

POC genealogy, construction of identity, institutions and practices, settler colonialism

Social Media

Latino Genealogy and Beyond: Diasporic journeys across time & place

Panelist, Black ProGen Live, Host Nicka Smith & True A. Lewis, YouTube. 

Guest, Bernice Bennett, Research at the National Archives and Beyond: Latino Genealogy and Beyond with Dr. Ellen Fernandez-Sacco

Education

ProGen Law Beta, 2014

ProGen 16, 2013


Ph.D. Art History, Dissertation: Spectacular Masculinities: The Museums of Peale, Baker & Bowen in the Early Republic. D. Preziosi & A. Boime, Co-Chairs. University of California, Los Angeles, 1998. 

School of Criticism and Theory, Dartmouth College, 1996.

M.A. Art History, Hunter College, City University of New York, 1991.

B.A. cum laude, Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York, 1986. 

A.A. Liberal Arts, Queensborough Community College, City University of NY, 1986. 

Service 

Past President, California Genealogical Society, Oakland, CA 2015- present. 

President, California Genealogical Society, 2014-15.

Vice President, California Genealogical Society, 2013 

Director, Board Member, California Genealogical Society, 2011- 2017

Strategic Planning Committee, California Genealogical Society, 2012-2013 

Publications Committee, California Genealogical Society, 2017- present

Research Committee, California Genealogical Society, 2012- 2015

Curator, Museo del Mundillo Puertorriqueno, Moca, PR, 2006-2007 

Community Advisory Board Member, CAL-PEP [California – Prevention & Education Project] Oakland, CA, 2007 

Grantwriter, CAL-PEP, Oakland, CA 2005-2006 

Tutor, Second Start Adult Literacy Program, City of Oakland, California, Summer-Winter 2001. 

Academic Employment 

Curator, Museo del Mundillo, Moca, Puerto Rico, 2006- 2007 

Visiting Scholar, History of Science & Technology Program, University of California, Berkeley, 2004-2016. 

Visiting Faculty, Department of Expressive Arts.
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 2003 – 2005. 

Research Fellow, History of Science and Technology Program. University of California, Berkeley, 2001-04. 

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Art & Design. Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, Spring 2002. 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Beatrice M. Bain Research Group on Gender. University of California, Berkeley, 2000-02. 

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Architecture. University of California, Berkeley, 2000-01. 

UC President Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Architecture. University of California, Berkeley, 1998-2000, Professor Dell Upton, Mentor. 

Teaching Assistant, Department of Art History. University of California, Los Angeles, 1995-1996. 

Curatorial Consultant and Research Associate.
Interpretive Site for the David Alfaro Siqueiros Mural at El Pueblo National Historic Site, Los Angeles. The Getty Conservation Institute & IQ Magic, June 1996- December 1997. 

Awards and Grants 

Latino Studies Senior Fellowship, Smithsonian National Museum of American History & Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., 2006. 

Phillips Fund Grant, Library Resident Research Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, 2004. 

Barra Foundation & Edward C. Carter III Library Resident Research Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, 2003 (declined). 

Participant, NEH Summer Institute, Working from Community: American Indian Art & Literature in Historical and Cultural Context. Evergreen College, Olympia, WA, Summer 2003. 

Batten Fellowship, Resident Research Fellow, International Center for Jefferson Studies, 2002. 

Beatrice M. Bain Research Group on Gender, University of California, Berkeley, 2000-01; 2001-02.

Andrew W. Mellon Resident Research Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, 1999. 

Visiting Scholar, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1999. 

Resident Research Fellow, International Center for Jefferson Studies, 1999.

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1998-2000. 

Student Processional Marshall, Ph.D. Conferral, UCLA, June 1998.

Travel Grant, Graduate Division, University of California at Los Angeles, 1997. 

Dissertation Year Fellowship, Office of Special Fellowships, UCLA, 1997-98.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1997. 

Fellowship Grant, “The Futures of American Studies” Conference, Humanities Research Institute, Dartmouth College, August 10-17, 1997.

Edward A. Dickson History of Art Fellowship, Department of Art History, UCLA, 1996-97. 

Scholarship Grant, School of Criticism and Theory, Dartmouth College, 1996.

Scholarship Grant, UCLA, Art Council, Department of Art History, 1996.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995-96. 

Project 88 Fellowship, Graduate Division, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994-1995. 

Travel Grant, Graduate Division, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994. 

Project 88 Fellowship, Graduate Division, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993-1994.