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Stephen Pitti
Stephen Pitti is Professor of American Studies and History; Director of the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program; Master of Ezra Stiles College; and the author of American Latinos and the Making of the United States (2013) and the The Devil in Silicon Valley: Race, Mexican Americans, and Northern California (Princeton, 2003). He is currently writing The World of César Chávez (Yale University Press). He is a member of the American Latino Scholars Expert Panel of the National Park Service, and he has worked closely with secondary school teachers around the country on diversifying their curricula. The faculty chair of the Mellon-Mays and Bouchet Programs in Yale College, he received the first Liza Cariaga-Lo Award for advancing diversity in the Yale Graduate School. After graduating from Yale College, he earned his PhD from Stanford University, held a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, and won a President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California at San Diego. In 2007 he gave testimony to the U.S. Congress regarding immigration reform, and in 2011 he was invited to participate in a White House Forum on American Latino Heritage. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, California History, Mexican immigration, and other subjects.

Entries by Stephen Pitti

The Spirit of Selma: Nine Students Arrested in Georgia for Protesting Discriminatory Education Policies

(5) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 5:11 PM


As the film Selma screens nationwide to critical acclaim, police from Clarke County arrested nine students on Friday evening in Athens, Georgia, for organizing the first "integrated classroom" for both undocumented and documented youth at the University of Georgia. Students demanded that University...

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Congressman King, Cantaloupe Calves and Drug Mules

(8) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 1:27 PM

Whatever political points Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King hoped to score this week, let's not give him any for originality. King took his most recent anti-immigrant comments about undocumented youth straight from an old-school xenophobic playbook, and Americans interested in the immigration debate should understand the extent to which the...

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