Shana B Bernstein

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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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