Center of Mexican American Studies
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Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship Profile (2014–15)

Priscilla Leiva, Ph.D. is the recipient of the Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies for the 2014–15 academic year.

Dr. Priscilla Leiva received her Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California in 2014. Her dissertation, “Bigger Stadiums, Better Futures? The Cultural Politics of Difference and Civic Identity in Postwar Urban Imaginaries” examines stadiums both as sites for and sites of consumption to understand the ways in which the meaning of stadiums has shifted since the postwar era and how these shifts serve as critical windows into how cities and franchises managed racial, ethnic and gender difference over time.

In the spring semester of 2015, she will teach the course Curating Latina/o Spaces (MAS 319 / AMS 315), and give a public lecture on her research.


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