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Miroslava Chavez-Garcia

Miroslava Chavez-Garcia  
B.A.: University of California, Los Angeles, History, 1991
M.A.: University of California, Los Angeles, History, 1993
Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles, History, 1998
Room: 7109 South Hall
Curriculum Vitae


  • Chicana/o & Latina/o History
  • Chicana/o & Latina/o Studies
  • Race & Juvenile Justice
  • Latinas in the U.S.
  • Latina/o Youths in Global Perspective
  • United States-Mexico Border
  • Spanish Borderlands
  • Qualitative Research Methods


States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California's Juvenile Justice System. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.

An Interview with Yolanda Cruz: A Filmmaker Documents Depopulation in Mexico,” Boom: California Studies Journal, vol. 1, no. 3 (September 2011): 57-61.

A Chicana Scholar’s Long Road to Engaging in Public Scholarship,” Western Humanities Association Journal vol. 64, no. 3 (2011): 77-80.

The Crime of Precocious Sexuality’ Celebrates Thirty Years: A Critical Appraisal,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Symposium, “The Crime of Precocious Sexuality,” Vol. 2 (Winter 2009): 88-94.

In Retrospect: Anthony M. Platt’s The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency (1969, 1977),” Reviews in American History 35 (September 2007): 464-481.

Intelligence Testing at Whittier State School, 1891 to 1920Pacific Historical Review (May 2007): 193-228.

Youth, Evidence, and Agency: Whittier State School and Mexican and Mexican American YouthAztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 31 (Fall 2006): 55-83.


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