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Professor of American Studies and History; Director of the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program, Yale University
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.