Christina Jiménez, Professor of History, specializes in Mexican History, Latin American History and City and Citizenship. Her research explores citizenship, urban politics, and popular culture in the Mexican city. She has published in City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space (Routledge, 2014), Urban Theory Beyond the West (Routledge, 2011), Spaces of the Modern City (Princeton UP, 2008), Urban History, and Journal of Urban History among others. Her book manuscript "Making an Urban Public: How the City Revolutionized Citizenship in Mexico, 1880-1930" is under review at University of Pittsburgh Press. She co-edited (with Ferber, Herrera, and Samuels), The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege (McGraw-Hill, 2008). Jiménez co-organizes the Knapsack Institute: Curriculum Transformation Workshop. Jiménez has received the award for "Faculty Contributions to Diversity and Inclusiveness" and the "Outstanding Teaching Award" of the LAS College.
Areas of Interest
- Latin American History
- Mexican History
- History of Cities, Citizenship, and Public Space
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.
Publications and Presentations
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 History, Journal of Urban History, Black 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).