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Professor: History

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Ph.D. History, Claremont Graduate University
B.A. and M.A. History, California State University, Fresno
A.A. Liberal Arts, Moorpark College


Frank P. Barajas is a U.S. historian who specializes in the culture of Southern California. He has published peer-reviewed essays on agricultural labor in Ventura County, the Sleepy Lagoon Trial, and the implementation of a civil gang injunction in the City of Oxnard. The University of Nebraska Press released his first book in the fall of 2012, titled Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961. And in the summer of 2021, it released his second book Mexican Americans with Moxie: A Transgenerational History of El Movimiento Chicano in Ventura County, California, 1945-1975.

Before joining California State University Channel Islands in 2001, Professor Barajas taught at Cypress College in North Orange County for nine years. He also earned degrees from Moorpark College, California State University Fresno, and the Claremont Graduate University.

Representative Courses Taught

  • HIST 270 The United States to 1877
  • HIST 271 The United States Since 1877
  • HIST 369 California History and Culture
  • HIST 402 Southern California Chicana/o History and Culture



US History, California History, Chicana/o Studies

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