Katherine Hijar

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Cal State San Marcos

Assistant Professor of History at CSUSM; research interests and areas of specialization include 19th-century social and cultural history, urban history, histories of inequality (including race), gender/women's history.

My research methods are influenced by techniques of literary analysis, particularly in my close reading of nineteenth-century texts and other cultural forms. My approach draws on insights from anthropology, cultural studies (including visual culture studies) and cultural theory, art history, and feminist theory.

I was born and raised in California. I love bebop and Latin jazz, Bollywood films, and looking out the window while riding city buses. I once won a candy bar in a spelling bee.