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Dr. Erasmo Gamboa

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Phone: (206) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: g***@***.edu
Local Address:  Kenmore , Washington , United States
University of Washington
4311 11Th Ave NE Box 354985
Seattle , Washington 98105
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The Seattle-based...   more

Employment History

  • Faculty
    University of Washington
  • Professor
    University of Washington, Program on the Environment
  • Associate Professor of Chicano Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of History and Latin American Studies
  • Associate Professor of American Ethic Studies

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chairman of the University Boycott Committee


  • Yakima Valley Community College
  • University of Washington
  • PhD
  • MA , History
33 Total References
Web References
Dr. Erasmo ..., 29 Sept 2015 [cached]
Dr. Erasmo Gamboa Dr. Erasmo Gamboa is Associate Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. The authority on Latino history of the Pacific Northwest, he has published extensively on this and other subjects. Along with numerous articles, his award winning books, Mexican Labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest, 1942-1947 and Nosotros, The Hispanic People of Oregon: Essays and Recollections explore the history and experiences of Latinos in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Professor Gamboa's work has enhanced public recognition and understanding of Latinos in the Pacific Northwest.
First Thursday Guest Speaker Biographies | The Clark County Historical Museum, 1 Feb 2014 [cached]
February 2014 - Panel Discussion with Dr. Laurier Mercier, Dr. Erasmo Gamboa, and Sandy Polishuk
A child of Mexican immigrant parents, Erasmo Gamboa was born in Texas and spent his youth in the Yakima Valley of Eastern Washington. After attending Yakima Valley Community College, he enrolled at the University of Washington in 1968 where he quickly became a leading student activist. Gamboa helped found the UW Chapter of MEChA and was chairman of the University boycott committee supporting the United Farm Workers' boycott of non-union grapes. Gamboa was also instrumental in the establishment of the UW's Chicano Studies program. He earned an MA in History from the UW in 1973, and his PhD in 1984. He is currently Associate Professor of Chicano Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the UW. Professor Gamboa is the author of numerous articles and books on the history of Latinos in the Pacific Northwest, including Mexican Labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest, 1942-1947; and Nosotros, the Hispanic People of Oregon: Essays and Reflections, which won the Helen and Martin Schwarz Prize from the National Federation of State Humanities Councils.
Tour educates UW faculty, 20 June 2006 [cached]
"Don't be dissuaded by country music, conservative talk radio," joked Erasmo Gamboa, a UW associate professor of American ethic studies, who met the tour in Central Washington.
Some encouraged faculty members to bring their own teachings to that part of the state, including Gamboa, who has worked in Eastern Washington to collect oral histories from elderly Latinos.
He asked his visiting colleagues to consider expanding their research to the area and including local students in their work.Eastern Washington is different, he acknowledged, but that should not deter them from exploring research opportunities there.
Historians and authors Laurie Mercier ..., 11 Mar 2014 [cached]
Historians and authors Laurie Mercier (Washington State University Vancouver), Erasmo Gamboa (University of Washington) and Sandy Polishuk (Portland) will discuss working people in the Pacific Northwest, followed by a conversation with the audience.
• 10 a.m.-noon May 3: Gamboa, "Mexican Labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest."
Three scholar-authors will participate: ..., 31 Jan 2014 [cached]
Three scholar-authors will participate: Laurie Mercier of Washington State University Vancouver; Erasmo Gamboa of University of Washington; and Sandy Polishuk of Portland.
In conjunction with its "Labor: A Working History" exhibit, the museum will feature Mercier, Gamboa and Polishuk in a book discussion series this spring.
The books are "Mexican Labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest" by Gamboa; "Sticking to the Union: An Oral History of the Life and Times of Julia Ruuttila" by Polishuk; and "Anaconda: Labor, Community and Culture in Montana's Smelter City" by Mercier.
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