Shana B Bernstein

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Research Interests

Professor Bernstein specializes in 20th Century U.S. History, particularly comparative race and ethnicity. Her first book, Bridges of Reform: Interracial Civil Rights Activism in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles (Oxford University Press, 2011), reinterprets U.S. civil rights activism by revealing its roots in the interracial efforts of Mexican, Jewish, African, and Japanese Americans in mid-century Los Angeles, and showing how the early Cold War facilitated, rather than derailed, some forms of activism. Bernstein is currently working on a project examining the history of strawberries from an environmental, consumer, and worker perspective. 

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, Stanford University

… → 2003

History, MA, Stanford University

… → 1998

History and French, BA, University of California, Berkeley

… → 1994

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  • How to use the past to fight for your rights today

    Bernstein, S. B., Jan 23 2017, In : CNN (Cable News Network).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Review of Making Black Los Angeles: Class, Gender, and Community, 1850–1917 by Marne L Campbell

    Bernstein, S. B., Jul 2017, In : Western Historical Quarterly. 48, 3, p. 327-328 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Open Access
  • Review of Metropolitan Jews: Politics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit by Lila Corwin Berman

    Bernstein, S. B., Jun 2016, In : The American historical review. 121, 3, p. 980-981 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • Big business, government and doubt

    Bernstein, S. B., 2015, In : The Hill.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial