Sabrina Sanchez, Ph.D.

Teaching Fields

Primary: U.S. History, Women’s History, Mexican American History

Secondary: History of Latin America, Ancient World History


Ph.D., History, University of California-Santa Cruz, 2013

Dissertation: “ ‘In the Name of the Father, the Governor, and A-1 Men’: Performing Gender and Statehood in Territorial New Mexico, 1880-1912” (Committee: Drs. Lisbeth Haas, Emily Honig, Marilyn Westerkamp)

M.A., History, University of California-Santa Cruz, 2006

Thesis: “The California Civic League and the ‘Unprotected Girl’ of the Barbary Coast, 1911-1917” (Adviser: Dr. Lisbeth Haas)

B.A. with High Honors, History, University of California-Berkeley, 2004

Thesis: “Regulating Mrs. Warren: Theatre Censorship and Moral Reform in Urban New York, 1905” (Adviser: Dr. Kathleen Frydl)

Transfer Credit, Foothill College, 2000-2002

Teaching Experience

Program Chair, History, Bellevue College, 2015-present

Senior Associate Professor, History, Bellevue College, 2012-present

  • Teach 3 sections of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses per quarter
  • Courses Taught: U.S. History I, U.S. History II, U.S. History III, Ancient World History, History of Latin America

Instructor, History, South Texas College, 2010-2012

  • Taught 5 sections of face-to-face and online courses per semester
  • Courses Taught: U.S. History, 1865 to present

Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of California-Washington D.C. Center, Winter 2008

  • Assisted 18 undergraduates in the completion of research essays; prepared students for conference presentations

Teaching Assistant, History, University of California-Santa Cruz, 2006-2010

  • Facilitated weekly discussion sections, assisted approximately 50 undergraduates in the research and writing of essays, graded exams, completed narrative evaluations for students
  • Courses Taught: California History, Religious Cultures in U.S. History, U.S. History: 1914-1945, U.S. History to 1877, History of Colonial Latin America, History of Late-Medieval Italy, History of Imperial Spain

Grants, Fellowships, Awards

  • University of California Center for New Racial Studies Dissertation Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • College of Saint Rose Center for Citizenship, Race, and Ethnicity Studies Diversity Dissertation Fellowship (declined), 2010-2011
  • American Association of University Women American Dissertation Writing Fellowship, 2009-2010
  • University of California-Santa Cruz History Dept. Research Travel Grant, 2009, 2007, 2005
  • University of California-Santa Cruz Doctoral Student Sabbatical Fellowship, Fall 2008
  • New Mexico Office of the State Historian Scholar’s Fellowship, August 2008
  • Chicano/Latino Research Center Mini-Grant, University of California-Santa Cruz, Summer 2008
  • Institute for Humanities Research Travel Grant, University of California-Santa Cruz, Summer 2008, Summer 2007, Summer 2005
  • President’s Fellowship, University of California-Santa Cruz, 2004-2006
  • Dean’s List, University of California-Berkeley, Spring 2004
  • Andrès Ybarra Memorial Scholarship, Foothill College, 2002
  • Foothill College Business and Social Sciences Scholarship, 2002
  • Foothill College Award of Excellence: U.S. History after 1866, June 2002
  • Foothill College Award of Excellence: U.S. History before 1866, June 2001
  • Foothill College Award of Excellence: English and Writing, June 2001


Book Review, Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor Wars in the Arizona Borderlands, by Katherine Benton-Cohen, in The Journal of American Ethnic History, Volume 32: No. 2 (Winter 2013).

Book Review, Women and the Everyday City: Public Space in San Francisco, 1890-1915, by Jessica Ellen Sewell, in California History, Volume 39: No. 2 (Spring 2012).

“Pardoning Breadwinners, Constructing Masculinities: Gender, Language, and Class in Territorial New Mexico Pardons,” New Mexico Office of the State Historian Website, May 2009.

Co-author with The Center for World History at the University of California-Santa Cruz, “The United States and The World: A Globalized History Survey,” in Carl Guarneri, ed. Teaching American History in a Global Context. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.

“Regulating Mrs. Warren: Theatre Censorship and Moral Reform in Urban New York,” Clio’s Scroll: U.S. Berkeley Undergraduate History Journal: Fall 2004.

Presentations & Lectures

  • Panelist, “Creating Connections: Self-Advocacy for College and Work,” The Arc of King County, Highland Community Center in Bellevue, March 2018
  • Panelist, “Supporting Diversity in the Classroom: Faculty Recruitment and Retention,” Professional Development Day, Bellevue College, March 2018
  • Co-facilitator, “Program Chairs Leadership Session,” Bellevue College Office of Instruction, Winter & Spring 2016
  • Co-facilitator, “Adjunct Hiring Support Workshop,” Faculty Commons, Bellevue College, Winter 2016 & Winter 2017
  • Guest Lecture, “Filipina Nurses & Immigration Policy in the Twentieth Century” in Professor Brian Casserly’s History of U.S. Immigration, Bellevue College, Winter 2015
  • Conference Presentation, “ ‘Awful Fate of Aged Woman at Velarde’: Representations of Crime in the Northern New Mexican Press, 1906,” New Mexico Historical Society Annual Conference, May 2014
  • Campus Lecture, “The History of 1st and 2nd Wave Feminism,” Bellevue College Women’s History Month Lecture Series, March 2014
  • Guest Lecture, “What Does a Historian Do? How Can Students Succeed in Bellevue College History Classes?” in Nancy McEachran’s Developmental Education course, “Speaking and Listening for Civic Engagement,” Bellevue College, Winter and Fall 2013
  • Conference Presentation, “Statehood and ‘Men of Energy and Enterprise’: The Bureau of Immigration and New Mexico’s Quest for Statehood,” New Mexico Historical Society Centennial Conference, May 2012
  • Panel Chair, “If I Can Hold Her Hand Again: Academic Reflections on Chicana Activism,” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tèjas Regional Conference, “De Diòsa a Hembra to Chicana,” February 2011
  • Conference Presentation, “Courting White Labor to ‘The Land of Prosperity and Happiness’: Immigration Policy and the Quest for Statehood in Territorial New Mexico,” Southwest Labor Studies Association 36th Annual Conference, May 2010
  • Public Lecture, “Women Demanding Rights in Territorial New Mexico, 1850- 1912,” American Association of University Women Marin County Chapter, May 2010
  • Poster Presentation, “Gendered Language in New Mexico Penitentiary Pardons, 1907-1910,” University of California at Santa Cruz Graduate Student Research Symposium, May 2009
  • Guest Lecture, “New Mexico’s Territorial Period,” Lisbeth Haas’ History of the Southwest Borderlands, University of California-Santa Cruz, May 2009
  • Guest Lecture, “Teaching Public History at a California Historical Home,” Prof. Mark Traugott’s Public History Course, University of California-Santa Cruz, May 2009
  • Public Lecture, “Pardoning Breadwinners, Constructing Masculinities: Gender, Language, and Class in Territorial New Mexico Pardons,” Office of the State Historian Lecture Series, State Records Center and Archives, Santa Fe, March 2009
  • Invited Speaker, Chicano/Latino Research Center Mini-Grant Presentation, University of California at Santa Cruz, October 2008
  • Guest Lecture, “Gender and the Welfare State during the New Deal,” Matthew Lasar’s Upper-Division History 110A: United States History, 1914- 1945, University of California at Santa Cruz, May 2008

Training & Workshops

  • Training, “Pluralism Advocacy Representative,” Bellevue College Human Resources, Winter 2017
  • Training, “Title IX,” Bellevue College Human Resources, 3 hour online workshop, Winter 2017
  • Training, “Basic Conflict Resolution,” Bellevue College Office of Equity and Pluralism, 4 hours, Fall 2016
  • Quality Matters, “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric,” 2 weeks of training, Summer 2016
  • Certificate of Completion, “Introduction to Accessibility in Online Teaching,” 10 hours of workshops, Bellevue College Faculty Commons, Winter 2016
  • Certificate of Completion, “Classroom Management Strategies,” 6 hours of workshops and specialized training, Bellevue College Faculty Commons, Winter 2016
  • “Closed Captioning Workshop,” Faculty Professional Development Day Workshop, Bellevue College, Fall 2015
  • Certificate of Completion, “Online Teaching Best Practices,” 25 professional development hours of workshops and specialized training, Bellevue College Faculty Commons, Winter 2015
  • Training, “Pluralism in the Hiring Process,” Bellevue College Human Resources, 2014
  • Training, “Educational Equity,” Bellevue College Office of Equity & Inclusion, 2013-2014
  • Faculty Adviser Training, South Texas College, 2012
  • Certificate of Completion, “Teaching and Learning Academy,” one year of workshops and specialized training developed by the South Texas College Office of Professional Development, 2010-2011
  • “Certification for Web-Enhancing and Online Teaching,” by the South Texas College Distance Education Department, Fall 2010
  • Assertiveness Training Course designed  for  teachers, “Communicating Effectively in Challenging Situations,” De Anza Community College, Cupertino, CA, Fall 2009
  • Workshop Leader, “Getting Started as a Teaching Assistant,” at the New Teaching Assistant Orientation at the University of California-Santa Cruz Center for Teaching Excellence, Fall 2007
  • Completed seven Teaching Assistant workshops led by the University of California-Santa Cruz Center for Teaching Excellence: Course Design, Student Motivation, Effective Group Work, Active Learning Techniques, Increasing Student Participation, Developing a Teaching Philosophy, Giving Effective Feedback on Student Work, 2006-2007

College Service

  • Member, Tenure Sub-committee for Dr. Yu-Ting Su, Counseling, Fall 2018
  • Member, B.C. Futures Taskforce, Spring 2018 to present
  • Recruiter, California Community Colleges Job Registry Fair, Oakland, CA, Winter 2018
  • Mentor, Bellevue College Faculty Commons Mentoring Program for First-Year Tenure Track Candidates, 2016-2018
  • Chair, History Tenure Track Hiring Search Committee, 2018
  • Member, Criminal Justice Tenure-Track Hiring Search Committee, 2017
  • Chair, History Adjunct Hiring Search Committee, 2016
  • Member, R.I.S.E. Associate Director of Service Learning Hiring Search Committee, 2016
  • Revised all catalog descriptions for all Bellevue College History courses, 2016
  • Developed HIST 150: African American History for Bellevue College, 2016
  • Mentor, Bellevue College Latinos Unidos Student-Faculty Mentorship Program, 2016
  • Chaperone, Monroe Correctional Complex Prison Tour with B.C. Criminal Justice course, 2016 & 2017
  • Chair, Library Advisory Committee, 2015-2016
  • Faculty Adviser, History Club, Rotoract Club, and Helping Hands Club, 2015-2017
  • S. History Content Area Expert for “High School 21+,” Bellevue College’s competency-based high school equivalency program for adult learners aged 21 and older, 2015
  • Revised History Department General Education Learning Outcomes, 2014
  • Co-writer, History Department 5-Year Program Review Report, 2014
  • Curator, Women’s History Month & Hispanic Heritage Month Bellevue College Library & Media Center Book Display, 2014
  • Faculty Adviser, Amnesty International Bellevue College chapter, 2014-2015
  • Member, English Department Tenure Track Search Committee, 2014
  • Member, Faculty Assessment Coordinating Team Chair Hiring Committee, 2014
  • Member, BC Reads! 2014 Book Selection Committee, 2014
  • Reviewer, Library Holdings for Latin American History Collection, Bellevue College, 2013
  • Social Science Division Representative, Faculty Assessment Coordinating Team, Bellevue College, 2013-2015
  • Social Science Division Representative, Advising Committee 2013
  • Social Science Adjunct Appreciation Day Committee, 2013-2016
  • Member, Library and Media Center Advisory Committee, 2013 – present
  • Developed new Bellevue College course, History 185: History of Latin America, 2013
  • Faculty Adviser, Bellevue College South Asian Student Association, Environmental Club, Bellevue College History Club, 2012-2013
  • Faculty Adviser, South Texas College History Department, 2012
  • Chairperson organizing the South Texas College Department of History’s Women’s History Month Celebrations for March Events include the “International Women’s Day Resource Fair” featuring informational booths with representatives from local women’s advocacy organizations.
  • History Department Representative for the Graduate Student Association of the University of California-Santa Cruz, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Representative for the Council of Environmental Planning, University of California-Santa Cruz, 2005-2006

Language and Technology Skills

  • Spanish: Proficient in Speaking
  • Certificate of Completion, Quality Matters, “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric,” 2016
  • Certificate of Completion, “Online Teaching Best Practices” Workshop—Bellevue College Faculty Commons, 2015
  • Certificate of Completion, “Canvas Software 101,” 2012
  • Certified to teach Distance Education courses online via Blackboard—South Texas College Department of Distance Education, 2010
  • Proficient in Microsoft Power Point, Word, and Excel
  • Webmaster, History Department website, Bellevue College

Research Experience

Graduate Student Research Assistant, Dr. Lisbeth Haas of University of California-Santa Cruz, History Department, 2007-2008

  • Translated nineteenth-century Spanish-language primary source documents; copy-edited manuscript footnotes; and compiled manuscript bibliography with End Notes software.

Professional Memberships

  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • American Association of University Women


Available upon request