Martin Adam Rizzo

TitleLecturer
DivisionHumanities Division,
Social Sciences Division
DepartmentHistory Department,
Latin American & Latino Studies,
American Studies Department
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Email
OfficeHumanities & Social Sciences Bldg, rm 150 (Grad Lab)
Campus Mail StopNo Mailstop

Research Interests

Native American History; Spanish Borderlands; Indigenous Studies; Colonialism and Nationalism; American History; California History; Representation(s) of Native American People and Cultures; Critical Race & Ethnic Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; Indigenous Studies; American Studies. 

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California, Santa Cruz, present, with Designated Emphasis in both American Studies & Latin American and Latino Studies.

M.A. in History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010.

B.A. in American Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2004.

B.A. in Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 1999.

Honors, Awards and Grants

• UCSC IHR Summer Dissertation Fellowship - Summer 2015
• Pacific Rim Advanced Graduate Fellowship - 2013-14
• UC Mexus Dissertation Research Grant - 2013-15
• UCSC History Department Dissertation Research Award - Summer 2013
• Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship - 2012-13
• UC Center for New Racial Studies Dissertation Fellowship - 2012-13
• UC California Studies Consortium Travel Grants - Summer 2012
• UCSC Women’s Club - Summer 2012
• UCSC History Department Dissertation Research Award - Summer 2012
• Graduate Student Association Travel Grant - Spring 2012
• UCSC History Department Pre-Dissertation Summer Fellowship - 2010 & 2011
• Sylvia Miller (Elder's Program) - Spring 2010
• UCSC Women’s Club - Spring 2010
• Graduate Student Association Travel Grant - Fall 2009
• UCSC History Department Travel Grant - Fall 2008
• Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship - 2008-10

Selected Publications

"No Somos Animales": Indigenous Survival & Persistence in 19th Century Santa Cruz, California -- Dissertation, anticipated completion Spring 2016


Indigenous Justice or Padre Killers?: Lino, Fausta, & the Assassination of Padre Quintana -- Article in upcoming Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History Journal, forthcoming Spring, 2016


"He came from an Indian Kingdom": The Lorenzana Family, Race, & Rights in a Changing Society -- Article in upcoming Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History Journal, forthcoming Spring, 2016


Sebastian Rodriguez Diaries -- Assisted with translations and annotations for diaries in upcoming Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History Journal, forthcoming Spring, 2016


"Dios no manda eso": Indigenous Community and Leadership in the Assassination of Padre Quintana in Santa Cruz, 1812 -- Chapter in Evangelization and Cultural Conflict in Colonial Mexico, ed. Robert Jackson (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2014)


"The Americanos came like hungry wolves": Ethnogenesis and Land Loss in the Formation of Santa Cruz -- MA Thesis, 2010

Selected Presentations


  • Conference Presentation, The Assassination of Padre Quintana & Legacy of Colonial Violence, Ethnohistory Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 6, 2015.



  • Conference Presentation, "What will we do with the Padre?": Indigenous Collaboration & the Assassination of Padre Quintana, Amah Mutsun Speaker Series: Conversations with UC Scholars, UCSC, Santa Cruz, October 17, 2015.



  • Presentation, "Dios no manda eso": Serra's Legacy, Indigenous Survival, & the Role of the Franciscans at the "Mission of Padre Killers," Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, First Friday Speaker Series, August 7, 2015.



  • Conference Presentation, "Dios no manda eso": Indigenous Community and Leadership in the Assassination of Padre Quintana in Santa Cruz, 1812, UC Center for New Racial Studies, UC Irvine, May 2013.



  • Conference Presentation, “Dios no manda eso”: Indigenous Community and Leadership in the Assassination of Padre Quintana in Santa Cruz, 1812, Whitsett Graduate Seminar, Cal State Northridge, April 25, 2013.



  • Presentation, “No Somos Animales”: Indigenous Diversity and Plurality in 19th Century Santa Cruz, California, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) Graduate Student Colloquia, UCSC, April, 2012.



  • Conference Presentation, “No Somos Animales”: Indigenous Plurality and Erasure in Nineteenth-Century Santa Cruz, Ethnohistory Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA, October, 2011.



  • Conference Presentation, “Las Diversas Naciones” – Indigenous Diversity in 19th Century Santa Cruz, California Native Survivance: History Landscapes and Sovereignty – Amah Mutsun Speaker Series, UCSC, May, 2011.

Teaching Interests

Instructor of Record:


• HIS 139E, Santa Cruz History, 1770 - Present (Summer 2016)
• HIS 10B, US History, 1865 - 1990 (Summers 2014 & 2015)


Graduate Teaching Assistant:


• HIS 80, Women, Labor & Feminist Productions (Haas)
• HIS 130, History of Modern Cuba, late 19th to 20th Century (Diaz)
• HIS 122A, Jazz & US Cultural History, 1900-1945 (Porter)
• HIS 11A, Latin America: Colonial Period (Diaz)
• HIS 125, California History (Haas)
• LALS 1, Intro to Latin America and Latino Studies (Perla)
• AMST 113A, Imagining America (Daehnke)
• HIS 134B, Modern Mexico (O’Hara)
• HIS 11B, Latin America: National Period (O’Hara)
• HIS 10B, US History: 1865-1975 (Haas)
• HIS 2A, World History: up to 1500 (Catlos)



Research Assistant:

Dr. Lisbeth Haas, UCSC History Department, Summer 2010