Josť M. Alamillo is currently a Visiting Scholar/Postdoc Fellow at Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles, and also Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative American Cultures (ethnic studies) at Washington State University. He received his B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara and M.A. & Ph.D. in Comparative Cultures from University of California, Irvine. His research work focuses on the intersections of gender, labor, leisure, and sport among Mexican Americans in twentieth-century Southern California. He has directed a community oral history program, a photo collection project, and a museum exhibit on Mexican American Baseball in Southern California. Selected publications include: "Mexican American Baseball: Masculinity, Racial Struggle, and Labor Politics in Southern California, 1930-1950" in John Bloom and Michael Willard (eds.) Sports Matters: Race, Recreation, and Culture (New York University Press, 2002); "Peloteros in Paradise: Mexican American Baseball and the Politics of Opposition in Southern California," Western Historical Quarterly, (forthcoming); "More Than a Fiesta: Ethnic Identity, Cultural Politics and Cinco de Mayo Festivals in Corona, California, 1930-1950" Aztlan, (forthcoming). As a Post-Doc Fellow will finish his book manuscript, Mexican Amusements: The Politics of Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1900-1960, and begin a research project on Sport and Recreation in Mexican American Los Angeles.
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