Grace Delgado wins two Western History Association awards

ucsc assistant professor of history Grace Peña Delgado
UCSC assistant professor of history Grace Peña Delgado

Assistant professor of history Grace Peña Delgado is the recipient of two awards from the Western History Association for her journal article, "Border Control and Sexual Policing: White Slavery and Prostitution along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1903–1910."

Delgado received the 2013 Jensen-Miller Award, given annually for the best article in the field of women and gender in the North American West.

She is also the winner of the 2013 Bolton-Cutter Award, given annually for the best journal article on Spanish Borderlands history.

Her article was published in the Spring 2012 issue of the Western Historical Quarterly.

Delgado received her Ph.D. in American history from UCLA in 2000. She taught for six years at California State University, Long Beach, in the Chicano and Latino Studies Department, and was an assistant professor in the History Department at Pennsylvania State University before coming to UCSC.

Her research and teaching center on North American borders, exploring nationalism, citizenship, and identity construction from a transnational perspective.

Delgado’s specific areas of research include U.S.-Mexico borderlands, U.S.-Canada borderlands, immigration and transnational history, Asian American history, Latin American history, and gender and sexuality.

She is the author of two books: Latino Immigrants in the United States, co-written with Ronald L. Mize (2011), and Making the Chinese Mexican: Global Migration, Localism, and Exclusion in the US-Mexico Borderlands (2012).

Delgado also has a new book scheduled for publication in 2015 titled Sex and State: Immigration Control and Morals Policing at North America’s Early Twentieth Century Borderlands.