About Me


Hi, I’m Lindsey, and I’m an Assistant Professor of History and the Director of Graduate Public History at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. I got my Ph.D. in History from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 before completing a postdoctoral fellowship there in 2016-2017. I received M.A.’s in History from the University of Notre Dame and Northern Arizona University, and I earned a B.A. in History with a secondary teaching certification at Grand Valley State University.

I am working on a manuscript entitled, The Mission Impossible: The Cultural Politics of Community and Gentrification in Postwar San Francisco. This project explores Latino community formation in the Mission District of San Francisco and examines how this creates a space for gentrification. I’m also also co-authoring a book with Dr. Jason Heppler (University of Nebraska at Omaha) that pieces together a regional history of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. This project is tentatively titled California Rising: Space, Place, and Community in Northern California. This project will also include a born-digital K-12 teaching companion, created from collaborations between the collection’s authors and K-12 teachers with the generous support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources, Western Region.