Oakes Faculty Fellows

The Oakes College faculty represents a wealth of expertise from the natural sciences to the humanities, and we are proud to have some of the top scholars in the world among our faculty. Our students major in nearly every discipline at UCSC—from economics and computer science, to theater arts and Latin American and Latino studies—and they are well supported by the depth and breadth of the Oakes College faculty and the extensive knowledge of our advising team.

TBA is Oakes's faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.


Pedro Castillo
  • Title
    • Professor Emeritus
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations American Studies Department, Latin American & Latino Studies, Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    831-459-1924 (message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • N/A
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064

Summary of Expertise

Chicano/a history; US social/urban history; California history; race/ethnicity and immigration

Research Interests

Chicano/a history and culture; American social and urban history; race, class, and gender in California history; immigration history

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A., Northern Arizona University

B.A. Arizona State University

Selected Publications

  • The American Nation, with J.W. Davidson and M.B. Stoff.. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2000.
  • Las Nuevas Fronteras del Siglo XXI/New Frontiers of the 21st Century, comp. with A. Alvarez, N. Klahn, and F. Manchon. Mexico City: La Jornada Ediciones, 2000.
  • Mexico en Los Angeles: Una historia social y cultura, 1781-1985, with A. Ríos-Bustamante. Mexico City: Los Noventa, 1989.
  • An Illustrated History of Mexican Los Angeles, 1781-1985, with A. Ríos-Bustamante. Los Angeles: University of California, Chicano Studies Research Center, 1986.

Teaching Interests

Chicano/a History
History and Public Policy
Race, Class and Gender in California History
Race and the American City
Tale of Two Cities: Los Angeles and Mexico City