The History faculty is a distinguished crew. Emeriti professors Kathy Roper and Ronald Isetti won "Professor of the Year" awards.  In 2013-2014, the honor went to Professor Myrna Santiago. In 2011, Professor Carl Guarneri won the Faculty Researcher-Scholar Award for his work on United States history, particularly the Civil War.  In 2012, Brother Charles Hilken won the Faculty Service Award for his dedication to our student body and his devotion to the College. In 2013, Professor Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo won the Faculty Researcher-Scholar Award for her work on the history of American women. Congratulations to an outstanding department! 

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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