Martha Arguello

Lecturer in History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Department: History
Office Address: Balch 211
Office Phone: (909) 607-3534
Office Hours: W, Th, F - By appointment
Martha Arguello

Academic History

  • B.A. Scripps College
  • M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Irvine

Areas of Expertise

  • Protest and social movements in the Americas
  • Intersection of Chicano/a/Latino, Black Power, and New Left Movements in the U.S.
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Race and identity formation
  • Activism within communities of the African Diaspora
  • Circum-Caribbean migration, politics, and cultural exchange
  • Environmental justice
  • Health initiatives relative to social movements in communities of color: Latin America, the Caribbean, the U.S.

Personal Interests

Art, Music, Film, Caribbean literature

Selected Research and Publications

  • "We Joined Others Who Were Poor: The Young Lords, The Black Freedom Movement, and the "Original" Rainbow Coalition," Journal of African American Studies, Dec. 2019.
  • "Woman, Dominican, Young Lord," in Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords, 1969-1976, Iris Morales, author and editor, Red Sugarcane Press, Nov. 2016.
  • "Sisters, Brothers, Young Lords, A Common Cause: 40 Years of Struggle and Remembrance" ReVista, Harvard Review of Latin America, Winter 2009.

Awards and Honors

  • 2011 Summer Research Fellowship, UCI School of Humanities
  • 2008 – 2009 UCI Center in Law, Society and Culture, Graduate Fellow Award
  • 2008 Funded participant: Seminar on Gender History, “Sequels to the 1960s,” Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
  • 2008 Conference Travel Award, University of California, Irvine
  • 2006 Regents Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
  • 2005 Regents Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
  • 2004 Hispanic Scholarship Fund National Scholar

Courses Taught

  • History 149C: Health Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • History 149B: Radical Voices, Women of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Africana Studies: Research Methods in Africana Studies
  • Special Topics in Africana Studies: Transnationalism
  • History: Survey of Modern Latin America
  • History 149D: The Art and Music of Revolution (Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua)
  • Special Topics in Africana Studies: The Impact of the Haitian Revolution
  • Special Topics in Africana Studies: Caribbean Activism, Migrations, and Race in 20th Century US