Graduate Program Director
Michael Gonzalez, PhD, began teaching at the University of San Diego in 1995. He currently is director of the History Masters program.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; History
M.A., University of California, Berkeley; History
B.A.,Yale University, History
Scholarly and Creative Work
Gonzalez has written widely on the history of Spanish and Mexican California. His book, This Small City Will Be A Mexican Paradise, Exploring the Origins of Mexican Culture in Los Angeles, 1821-1846 (University of New Mexico Press, 2005), is only one of the many things he has written on the subject.
Gonzalez teaches Cold War history, modern US history, Chicano/a history, and historical methodology.