Dr. Sarah Seekatz

Professor / CAP Chairperson
Budd 216



B.A., University of California, Irvine
M.A., University of California, Riverside
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Sarah Seekatz received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside with a focus on Public History and California History. Her research on Southern California’s date industry and its orientalist fantasies has been supported by fellowships from the Autry National Center, The Huntington Library, and the UC California Studies Consortium. Seekatz has been featured on CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera America, Atlas Obscura, KCET.org, and National Geographic’s blog The Salt. Previously, she directed the Mexican American Pioneer Project at the Coachella Valley History Museum and worked as an intern in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s Latino Collection. In addition to teaching she serves as a historical adviser for the public radio project: California Foodways. Her book, Images of America: Indio’s Date Festival, hit shelves in February 2016.

At San Joaquin Delta College Sarah Seekatz is the chairperson of the Latinx Heritage Month and the Cultural Awareness Program. She also serves on the Women’s History Month and the Faculty Professional Growth Committees. Seekatz is a proud member of the La Raza Employees Association and the Undocumented Student Allies, advisor to the student club MEChA, and an academic senator.

Courses Taught:

  •     History 31, Mexican American History
  •     History 17A, History of the United States Pre-Colonial through the Civil War and Reconstruction
  •     History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present
  •     History 37, California History
  •     History 02A, World History to 1600

Course Material: Docushare

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