Elizabeth Rachel Escobedo
What I doI am an associate professor of history at the University of Denver.
Mexican American history, U.S. women's history, history of race and ethnicity in the 20th century U.S.
Elizabeth Escobedo is an associate professor of Latina/o history, with a specialization in 20th century Mexican American history. She enjoys teaching a wide-range of topics in U.S. history, including modern America, the Latina/o and Chicana/o experience, women and gender, and the history of race and ethnicity in America. Professor Escobedo is currently working with the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program to engage DU students in exploring the lives and legacies of veterans buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Her current book project is a comparative history of Mexican American and Puerto Rican women in the World War II U.S. military.
- Ph.D., History, University of Washington, 2004
Professor Escobedo's current book project is a comparative history of Mexican American and Puerto Rican women in the World War II U.S. military.
- NCA's Veterans Legacy Program (VLP)
- Veterans Legacy Program
(2015). From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press..
- Armitage-Jameson Book Prize, Coalition for Western Women's History
- Best History Book – English, International Latino Book Awards