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Natalie Santizo, Ph.D.

SantizoAssistant Professor
Office: AL-359
Email: [email protected]

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Dr. Natalie Santizo is an interdisciplinary historian concerned with understanding how foodways—the production, consumption, and distribution of foods and food entrepreneurs over time—have shaped Latinx placemaking and survival in Southern California. Her research interests include suburban history, critical food studies, and racial geographies. Her current research project examines twentieth century Latinx foodways to piece together a social history of Latinx communities in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California. Prior to beginning her position at SDSU, she served as a UC President's Postdoc Fellow under the History department at the University of California, Merced. Dr. Santizo earned her Ph.D. in Chicana/o and Central American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.