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John Macias, Ph.D. in History
Candidate for Ph.D. in History with a concentration in American History
Dissertation Title: "Of Spanish Myths and Mexican Realities: Social and Racial Development in San Gabriel, California, 1771-1971."
Fields of Study: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century United States Social Histories, Chicano/Mexican American History, Borderland History, and Latin American History.
“Land, Labor, and Livestock: the Uses of the Puente Hills Region, 1769-1880.” Published for the Puente Hills Native Habitat Preservation Authority,2007. www.habitatauthority.org/historicalresearch.shtml
“From Colonists to Californios: The Social World of Mission San Gabriel, 1771-1834.” Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the California Mission Studies Association, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, February 17-19, 2006.
“The Road to Modernization: La Carrera Panamericana, 1921-1954.” Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies, 2006.
Grants, Awards, and Fellowships
- Claremont Graduate University Dissertation Grant Award
- Historical Society of Southern California Haynes Summer Research Grant
- Autry National Center-Jonathan Heritage Foundation Fellowship
- Claremont Graduate University’s Graduate Student Council Travel Award
- Puente Hills Native Habitat Preservation Authority Research Award
- Ada Leeke Memorial Fellowship