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Alfred Peredo Flores

C.Phil. History, UCLA, 2011
Graduate Certificate - Concentration in Asian American Studies, UCLA, 2011
M.A. History, UCLA, 2010
M.A. Public History, UC Riverside, 2006
B.A. History & Minor Political Science, UC Riverside, 2004
A.A. Liberal Arts, College of the Desert, 2001

Fax: 310-206-7833
E-mail: apflores@ucla.edu

Field

20th Century United States History; Pacific Islander History; Asian American History; Native American History; Empire; Immigration; Indigeneity; Labor; Race/Ethnicity; Oral History; U.S. and the World.

Research Interests

Dissertation: "Little Island into Mighty Base: Land, Labor, and U.S. Empire in Guam, 1941-1972" will examine the U.S. military expansion of Guam through indigenous land stewardship, labor activism, and interracial relationships from 1941-1972. During this period, Guam experienced rapid changes in its military and civilian infrastructures. These consequences included the U.S. military's acquisition of large tracts of land from 1944 to the 1950s, which totaled 58% of Guam at the apex of military expansion. Moreover, the U.S. military subcontracted several companies to construct military bases, installations, and roads throughout the island. This resulted in the recruitment and immigration of approximately 28,000 people, most notably men from the Philippines. Some of these Filipino workers obtained permanent residency on Guam by marrying Chamorro women, while others sponsored their families from the Philippines once they gained U.S. citizenship. Ultimately, I argue that U.S. empire is a pervasive force that has shaped how Americans, Chamorros, and Filipinos understand land, labor, and race on Guam. Simultaneously, these relationships were not static and monolithic. Triangulating their perceptions and experiences in relationship to base development underscores the significance of how they negotiated the terms of empire.

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Professional Affiliations:
American Historical Association
Association for Asian American Studies
National Association of Ethnic Studies
National Pacific Islander Educators Network
Native American & Indigenous Studies Association
Pacific History Association

Publications

"The Power of Literature and My Experiences at the United Nations" in XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, Guahan and Hawai'i: Literature and Social Movements, eds. Craig Santos Perez and Brandy Nalani McDougall (Forthcoming 2014).

"U.S. Presence in Guam" in Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, and Political History, ed. Xiaojian Zhao (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Press)(Forthcoming 2013).

"I Want the Wide American Earth": An Asian Pacific American Story, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Exhibition Contributor (May 1, 2013).

Jean-Paul deGuzman, Alfred P. Flores, Kristopher Kaupalolo, Christen Sasaki, Kehaulani Vaughn, and Joyce Pualani Warren, "The Possibilities for Pacific Islander Studies in the Continental United States," Amerasia Journal 37:3 (2011): 149-161.

Book Review - What the World Should Be: Woodrow Wilson and the Crafting of a Faith-Based Foreign Policy by Malcolm Magee in Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History Vol. 12, Number 2, June 2011.

"Guam and Chamorus" in The Encyclopedia of Asian Pacific American Folklore, eds. Jonathan Lee and Kathleen Nadeau (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2010).

Grants and Awards

Dissertation Fellowship: Ford Foundation Fellowships Program, 2013-2014 (Alternate/Honorable Mention).

Research Grant: UCLA Graduate Division, 2013-2014.

Dissertation Fellowship: Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, 2012-2013 (Honorable Mention).

Research Grant: UCLA Institute of American Cultures - American Indian Studies Center, 2012-2013.

Student Scholarship: Lucy's Island Fashion and Trends, 2012.

Pre-dissertation Fellowship: UCLA Department of History, 2011-2012.

Professor Harry H.L. Kitano Fellowship: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2011-2012.

Carey McWilliams Grant: UCLA Department of History, Fall 2011 and Summer 2009.

Sara Jackson Graduate Student Award: Western History Association, 2011.

UC Diversity Initiative for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences: UCLA Graduate Division, Summer 2011.

Pre-doctoral Fellowship: Institute of American Cultures/Asian American Studies Center, 2010-2011.

21st Century Graduate Fellowship: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2010-2011.

Graduate Student Research Grant: UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2010-2011.

Tritia Toyota Graduate Research Fellowship: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2009.

Research Grant: UCLA Institute of American Cultures/Asian American Studies Center, 2009-2010.

Graduate Research Mentorship Award: UCLA Graduate Division, 2009-2010.

Excellence in Community Service Scholarship: UCLA Asian Pacific Alumni, 2009-2010.

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship: UCLA Graduate Division, 2008 and 2009.

Benjamin Cayetano Public Policy and Politics Prize: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2008-2009 (Awarded best graduate student research paper).

Tan Chong Padula Humanitarian Award: Guam Communications Network, 2007.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year: UCR Department of Ethnic Studies, 2006-2007.

Advisors

Dr. Keith Camacho, Asian American Studies Department (Co-Chair)
Dr. Frank Tobias Higbie, Department of History (Co-Chair)
Dr. Valerie Matsumoto, Department of History/Asian American Studies Department
Dr. Robin Derby, Department of History

Conference Presentations

CONFERENCES:
"The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands." Panelist. University of Southern California, Hemispheric Graduate Student Initiative. October 13, 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

"The College Experience and Pacific Islander Empowerment." Roundtable Presentation. University of Southern California, Asian Pacific American Studies Services. March 30, 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

"The Possibilities and Future for Pacific Islander Studies in the Continental United States." Organizer and Panelist. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. May 22, 2010. Tucson, AZ.

"Pacific Islanders in Higher Education." Panel Presentation at the National Pacific Islander Educators Network Conference. November 2007. Paramount, CA.

"Decolonizing Higher Education." Panel Presentation at the Annual Famoksaiyan Conference. April 2007. Oakland, CA.

"Pacific Islanders in Higher Education" and "Networking within the Pacific Islander Community." Panel Presentation at the Annual National Pacific Island Educators Network. November 2006. Long Beach, CA.

"Benevolent Assimilation: U.S. Colonial Education in Guam, 1900-1962." Paper presented at the Annual Famoksaiyan Conference. April 2006. San Diego, CA.

"Reverse Diaspora: Chamorro Migration, 1898-1970." Paper presented at the Annual National Association of Ethnic Studies. March 2006. San Francisco, CA.

"Pacific Islanders in Higher Education" and "Funding for College" at the Annual Pacific Islander Educators Network Conference. November 2005. Paramount, CA.

INVITED LECTURES:
"The United Nations: Issues Regarding Political Self-Determination and Decolonization." Academic Advancement Program; ENG 100W (Literature and Composition). August 22, 2012. University of CA, Los Angeles.

"U.S. Military, Asian, and Pacific Islander Labor." Asian American Studies Department: AAS 10 - History of Asian Americans. March 4, 2010. University of CA, Los Angeles.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
"Stories of Tiyan, Barrigada: Land, Labor, and Activism," Interview, KPRG Public Radio, Mangilao, Guam, May 24, 2013.

"Little Island into Mighty Base": Land, Labor, and U.S. Empire in Guam, 1944-1972. Interview, KTKB Radio, Dededo, Guam, April 27, 2013.

"The Definition of Success." Speech. Lucy's Island Fashion and Trends, Fashion Show. April 20, 2012. California State University, Dominguez Hills.

"A Discussion of Pacific Islander Studies." Panel Presentation. Teaching the Pacific, Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. February 25, 2012. Long Beach, CA.

"The Operations of U.S. Empire: Colonization and Chamoru Counteraction in Guam." Interview. Fall Forum & Welcome Reception, UCLA Institute of American Cultures. December 6, 2010. University of CA, Los Angeles.

"Guam and the United Nations" Presentation. United Nations Guam Forum. November 18, 2010. University of CA, Los Angeles.

"Where the Past Meets the Present: The Historical and Contemporary U.S. Militarization of Guam." Official Testimony. United Nations, Special Political and Decolonization Committee. October 5, 2010. New York, NY.

"Land, Labor, and Love: The U.S. Military Colonization of Guam, 1945-1975." Presentation. Breaking Ground Speaker Series, Asian American Studies Center, March 3, 2010. University of CA, Los Angeles.


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