Professional Bio

Degrees
  • Ph.D., American History, University of Colorado, 2007
  • M.A., American History, University of Colorado, 1997
  • B.A., English Literature, Yale University, 1992

Research & Scholarship

Reserach Interests

American Southwest
Chicano social, political, legal and environmental activism
History of land grant communities
Chicano Movement in Colorado

Recent Presentations

Nicki Gonzales, (2013, October) San Luis: The Struggle for La Sierra, History Colorado, Denver, CO

Nicki Gonzales, (2013, August) Ft. Garland and the early Hispano Settlers in the San Luis Valley, Ft. Garland History Museum, Ft. Garland, CO

Awards & Recognition

  • URSC Research Grant, Regis University, $5000, 2014
  • AARP, Research Grant to support student research assistants, 2014
  • AARP, Research Grant to support student research assistants, 2013
  • St. John Francis Regis Service Award, Regis University, 2013
  • Advisor of the Year Award, Regis College, 2012