Bernadette J Perez
My dissertation explores the relationship between American settler colonialism and agrarian capitalism in Colorado from the turn of the twentieth century through World War II. At its heart, it is a social, cultural, environmental, and labor history of diverse migrant workers in the sugar beet industry. I have presented my work at annual meetings of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, the Western History Association, the American Society for Environmental History, the Organization of American Historians, and the Agricultural History Society. I am advised by David Chang and Erika Lee.