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Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Department of History, Duke University,, 1993
  • M.A., Department of History, San Fracisco State University,, 1988
  • B.A., Department of History, San Francisco State University, 1986

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor, Department of History - Saint Mary's College of California (1993 - Present)
  • CSU-Hayward (1992)

Professional Experience:

  • Consultant, National Park Service - World War II Home Front National Park (2000)
  • Consultant, Rosie the Riveter Memorial Project - City of Richmond (1997 - 1998)
  • Research Associate - Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life (1987 - 1988)

Award:

  • Wesley Logan Prize - American Historical Association (1997)

Fellowships:

  • Mellon Dissertation Fellowship - Duke University (1992)
  • American Dissertation Fellowship - American Association of University Women (1991)

Grant:

  • Anne Firor Scott Research Grant - Duke University (1990)

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Oral History in the Academy. Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen (panel or forum member)
    Regional Oral History Summer Workshop
    (August 2012)
  • "The Pleasures and Perils of Conducting Oral History Research". Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen (panel or forum member)
    Western History Association
    (October 2008)
  • "The History of African American Migrant Women During World War II". Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Oakland Museum of California
    (February 2008)
  • Seeking El Dorado: African Americans in California, 1799-1999. Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen
    Western History Association Conference
    (October 1999)
  • Writing Oral History: Choices and Options. Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen
    Oral History Association
    (October 1998)
  • Capital Flight and Grassroots Protest in Oakland's African American Community, 1945-1996. Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen
    Organization of American Historians Conference
    (April 1997)
  • Critical Perspectives on Working People of California: Future Directions for Labor Historians. Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen
    Southwest Labor Studies Conference
    (February 1996)
  • Deindustrialization, Urban Poverty, and Community Mobilization in Oakland, California, 1945-1995. Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen
    Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch Conference, Maui
    (August 1995)
  • I Always Desired Independence, Never Wealth: African American Migrant Women in the Wartime East Bay. Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen
    Southwest Labor Studies Association Conference, Santa Cruz
    (April 1994)
  • African American Migrant Women in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen
    American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch Conference, Los Angeles
    (August 1993)

Publications:

  • Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. 2009. Daughters of Aquarius: Women of the Sixties Counterculture, University Press of Kansas
  • Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen, Cherny, Robert and Griswold de Castillo, Richard. 2005. Contested Visions: A History of California, Houghton Mifflin
  • Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. 2004. "Women Made the Community: African American Migrant Women in the East Bay", African American Migrant Women Confront the West, eds. and Taylor, Quintard and Moore, Shirley Ann, University of Oklahoma Press
  • Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. "Deindustrialization, Urban Poverty and Community Mobilization in Oakland, California, 1945- 1990s." Seeking El Dorado: African Americans in California, 1769-1999. Eds. de Graaf, Lawrence B. and Taylor, Quintard University of Washington Press, 2001
  • Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. "New Lives in the West." Major Problems in African American History. Eds. Holt, Thomas C. and Brown, Elsa Barkley Houghton Mifflin, 2000
  • Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. Abiding Courage: African American migrant Women in the East Bay Community. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press,, 1996.
  • Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. "African American Migrant Women in the San Francisco East Bay Area." American Labor in the Era of World War II. Eds. Miller, Sally M. and Cornford, Daniel Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995
  • Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. "Conscientious Objection." Readers' Companion to American History. Eds. Foner, Eric and Garraty, John A. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991
  • Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. "Radical Conscientious Objectors of World War Two: Wartime Experience and Postwar Activism." Radical History Review 45 (1989): 5-29
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