UCLA Professor and Oxnard College graduate, Dr. David G. Garcia, recently published an educational history of the City of Oxnard: Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality.
This meticulously researched narrative, published by the University of California Press, examines the ideological and structural architecture of racial inequality within and beyond schools in Oxnard through the 1970s.
Dr. Garcia is a native of Oxnard, an alum of OC, and a graduate of UCLA, where he completed both his undergraduate and doctoral studies in history. He began research for this book while doing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Garcia has taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
On Friday, February 2, 2018, Dr. Garcia stopped by campus to say hello to mentors and former professors, including Dr. Linda Chaparro (Psychology). Aside from their hometown and OC connection, they also share time spent at the University of Michigan (Dr. Chaparro is an alum).
In collaboration with OC Live, Oxnard College is arranging an event around Dr. Garcia’s book publication. More information forthcoming!