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Devin Shane Mccutchen

M.A. U.S. History. University of California, Los Angeles. 2012.
B.A. History Major and Music Minor. University of California, Berkeley. 2008.

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


California, Cultural, Urban, Western US, Public History

Research Interests

My research focuses on the connections between spatial justice and civic memory in San Francisco from the 1940s through the 1970s. In particular, I focus on the transition to a tourism economy, the effects of urban redevelopment and gentrification, contests over highrise and freeway construction, and the rise of historic preservation efforts. Furthermore, I attempt to tie these changes to the new lucrative, historically-themed civic identity for San Francisco invented in the post-war decades.

Additionally, I am also interested in American musical traditions and the use of music as historical documents.


I also Tweet about San Francisco History: @DevinMcCutchen


Digital Publications:

Public History Work:

Conference Presentations:

Guest Lecture:
  • "Feel-Good Stories About Ugly Complexities: The Mexican-War and California Statehood" UCLA History 13B: History of the US and Its Colonial Origins-19th Century, Prof. Ellen DuBois. Winter, 2013.

Grants and Awards

  • UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program in the Humanities & Social Sciences. 2012.
  • UCLA Library Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition, First Place Graduate Prize for the collection "Imagined California: A Pastiche of Places." 2011


  • Stephen Aron - Co-Chair. UCLA History Department, Autry National Center Institute for the Study of the American West
  • Eric Avila - Co-Chair. Departments of History, Chicano Studies and Urban Planning

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