Lillian E Marrujo-Duck

Photo of Lillian E Marrujo-Duck Department Social Sciences Deparment 
 Office Batmale Hall 660
 Phone (415) 239-3531
 Mailbox L165
 Fall 2013 
 Office Hours
Fall 2013 Teaching Schedule
HIST 17A The United States 3.0 70759 008 Lec T R 09:40-10:55AM ARTX U188 Deadlines Final Book 70762 009 Lec T R 11:10-12:25PM ARTX U188 Deadlines Final Book

I received my MA in US History from San Jose State, 1996, in United States History.
I did most of my coursework in early US history, but wrote my graduate thesis on a strike by Latinas in Watsonville in 1985. In Fall of 2011 I started teaching Immigrants in US History, which was a natural fit with all of my interests and coursework. And I presented my own research on the Watsonville Cannery Strike at the WHA Conference in Denver in 2009.
You can read my conference paper at:

The Faculty Diversity Project invited me to intern in 2001 and I was very fortunate to be able to turn that opportunity into a full-time position.

What I love best about City College is the diverse and international faculty and student body. I am inspired by someone every day.

My philosophy is to explore all of the different aspects of history in order to answer the big question: What is my purpose on earth? Somewhere in the penumbra of human experience is an answer perhaps that might satisfy but I have yet to completely wrap my mind around it.

My goal: to learn at least one new thing from each student every semester.

The MultiCultural Infusion Project continues to inform my teaching practice and encourages me to keep an open mind to all kinds of different perspectives.

Mentoring students in the Honors program provides a great deal of reward as I watch students dig deeper into their own research.

I also make it a point to attend as many on campus lectures and presentations as possible and encourage students to do the same. Part of the college experience is to listen to and learn from as many different people, experiences, and ideas as possible.

I am also a member of the Organization of American Historians and the Western History Association. I enjoy attending their conferences both for the stimulating presentation of current research and for touring national historic sites.

Besides teaching I enjoy hiking, gardening, reading - of course, and museums - even more "of course" :)

You can visit my website at:

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