Tiffany González


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  • Assistant Professor
  • Mexican American – Latina/o; U.S. Modern Politics; Social Movements; Women and Gender; Borderlands; Oral History and Public History
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Contact Info

Wescoe Hall, Room 3617
Office Hours: In Person
Tue./Th. | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Biography

Dr. Tiffany González is an Assistant Professor of History. Her research centers on 20th-century U.S., emphasizing U.S. politics, Chicana-Latina/o history, women’s history, and social movements. Her current book manuscript-in-progress, “Representation of Change: How Chicanas Reshaped the American Political Process in the Late Twentieth Century,” is under-contract with UNC Press with the Latinx Histories Series. Her forthcoming book examines how Chicanas fought for the ERA and self-determination, as well as for participation and representation in U.S. politics during the Chicana/o and Women’s Movement. This book is a revised version of her dissertation, which won the OAH Lerner-Scott Prize for best PhD dissertation in U.S. women’s history in 2022. Her second book project will center the life of former Texas State Representative Irma Rangel, the first Mexican American woman feminist legislator, who served in office from 1977 to 2003. Rangel is most remembered for her legislative activism on behalf of women and the working-class, as well as her stance on welfare reform, equity in higher education, and labor rights.

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2020
M.A., Texas Tech University, 2014
B.A., Texas Tech University, 2009

Teaching

Dr. González teaches courses on U.S. history such as Latina/o/x history, Mexican American History, Histories of Women in Politics, Modern American Politics, Oral History, Podcasts, and Public History, Social Movements, and Borderlands.

Recent Courses:

  • HIST 355: U.S. Borderlands Since 1848
  • HIST 380: Introduction to Public History
  • HIST 384: Chicana/Latina Women's History 
  • HIST 311: Gender & Power U.S. Politics 
  • HIST 208: Latina/o/x Civil Rights 

Selected Publications