Christina M Jimenez, Ph.D.

 

Christina M. Jimenez, (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2001) teaches a range of courses centered on Mexican, Latin American and Latino History. She also contributes regularly to the Women's and Ethnic Studies Program (WEST). In Spring 2008, Jimenez was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Her research looks at aspects of urban history in Morelia, Mexico between 1880 and 1950, centering on concepts of public space, popular culture, political dynamics, and citizenship. She is currently working on a monograph titled Making an Urban Public: How the City Revolutionized Citizenship in Mexico, 1880-1930. She has published in Urban HistoryJournal of Urban HistoryBlack History Bulletin and is a contributor to The Spaces of the Modern City, edited by Gyan Prakash. Jimenez has also received several prestigious fellowships at research centers such as the Shelby Davis Cullum Center at Princeton University and the Center for Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She co-edited The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege (McGraw-Hill, 2008). With her co-editors, Jimenez co-organizes the annual national Knapsack Institute: Curriculum Transformation Workshop, a workshop for educators teaching issues of diversity. From 2005-2008, Jimenez was very involved in the drafting of the Diversity Strategic Plan at UCCS and served as Chair of the Faculty Minority Affairs Committee (a standing committee of the Representative Faculty Assembly). During 2007-08, she served as a Faculty Fellow under the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity. She co-authored (with Dena Samuels) the "BIG Idea Workshop," a universal diversity awareness program at UCCS focusing around the concepts of "Building Inclusiveness" through awareness, knowledge and skills. Contact: cjimenez@uccs.edu.