David-James (DJ) is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History. His research interests included 19th and 20th century U.S., California and the West, Civil Rights and Social Justice Movements, Borderlands/Frontera Studies, and US Immigration history. DJ is currently writing a dissertation on the history of Latina/o political organizing and social justice movements in Orange County, CA from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Since Fall 2012, DJ has worked as a Teaching Assistant within the Department of History for the following courses: The American Experience (HIST 100gm), California History (HIST 240g), Understanding Race and Sex Historically (HIST 275g), and Colonial Latin American History (HIST 273g). Additionally, DJ has held appointments with the USC Graduate School as a Graduate Student Advocate and with the Office of Undergraduate Programs as an Academic Adviser and Program Coordinator for the USC McNair/Gateway Scholars Program.