Expertise

Sandra’s degrees (MA and PhD) include Colonial and Modern Latin American and the U.S. West, with specializations in American Indian and Transnational Borderlands history.  She has served as a consulting historian on a variety of projects and will be more than happy to provide you with her C.V. if you contact her directly (use the Contact Me link above).

She has taught courses in the following areas over the past 25 years in both New Mexico and at Nebraska Wesleyan University including (but not limited to):

  • Western History and Western Women’s History
  • American Indian History and Indian Activism in the 1960s
  • Comparative Borderlands/Transnational History
  • Environmental History and The Necessity of Wilderness
  • New Mexico History and Nebraska History
  • Biography (for example: American Indian Leaders, Border Zones, Environmental Heroes, Women)
  • Revolutions in Latin America
  • Mexican and Cuban History and broader Latin American Surveys

She has published books, articles, and chapters on a variety of topics including US West, American Indians, 20th Century West, and Western Women’s History.

Her deepest passion, however, remains the Southwest Borderlands, land grants, and Indigenous sovereignty issues.

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