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Juan Pablo Mercado, Ph.D.

Juan Pablo Mercado, Ph.D.
History Instructor
Department: History
phone 510.723.2672
2018   Ph.D. UCLA
2015   C.Phil. UCLA
2011   M.A. San José State University
2006   B.A. UC Berkeley
2004   A.A. Solano College


Juan Pablo earned his Ph.D. from the History Department at UCLA under the direction of Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chicano Studies from UC Berkeley and San José State. His research focuses on the uses and function of public art. Specifically how public art can transmit social memory and serves as an important site of remembering for individuals and communities whose history often times gets distorted, marginalized or omitted.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Chicana/o History; 20th Century U.S.; Public Art; Oral history

COURSES TAUGHT
7   U.S. History to Reconstruction
8   U.S. History from Reconstruction
32 Colonial Latin America
33 Modern Latin America
52 Mexican American History to TMR
53 Mexican American History from TMR