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Accomplishments by Frank P. Barajas


Other Activities:

  • Professor, You’re Being Watched!. with F. Barajas. Online Op-Ed. History News Network. February 2017. (



  • Decolonizing the Newspaper: The Historian and the Op-Ed. with F. Barajas. Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association: American Historical Association, 2015. (
  • "Community and Measured Militancy: The Ventura County Community Service Organization, 1958–1968." with F. Barajas. Southern California Quarterly. Vol. 96 No. 3 Fall August 2014. 313-349.



  • Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2012.



  • "An Invading Army: A Civil Gang Injunction in a Southern California Community." Latino Studies. Vol. 5 No. 4 Winter December 2007. 393-417.


Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Cesar Chavez: Agents and Agency in Ventura County." Presented to Sharing Knowledge Event of the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement. California State University Channel Islands. Mar 27, 2007.
  • "Que Viva, Cesar Chavez: Villa Cesar Chavez and the History of Farm Worker Housing on the Oxnard Plain." Paper delivered at California Sociological Association Conference. Riverside, CA, Nov 11, 2006.


  • "The Defense Committees of Sleepy Lagoon: A Convergent Struggle against Fascism, 1942-1944." Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies. Vol. 31 No. 1 Spring 2006. 33-62.

Other Activities:

  • Oxnard Civil Gang Injunction. Panel Discussion. California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA. Apr 25, 2006.
  • The Evolution of the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee. The Sleepy Lagoon Case, Constitutional Rights, and the Struggle for Democracy: A Commemorative Symposium. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. May 21, 2005.
  • Review of: Beasts of the Field: A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769-1913. Western Historical Quarterly. 36: 3 (2005), 377-378.



  • "Resistance, Radicalism, and Repression on the Oxnard Plain: The Social Context of the Betabelero Strike of 1933." Western Historical Quarterly. Vol. 35 No. 1 Spring 2004. 29-51.