In this series, local authors and historians sit down with The Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director Elena Brokaw to discuss their unique perspectives on our region’s history and take questions from the audience.

Frank P. Barajas is a professor and chair of history at California State University Channel Islands. Born and raised in the City of Oxnard, he attended its public schools and obtained degrees at Moorpark College; California State University, Fresno; and the Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961 (2012).

In addition to his academic work, Professor Barajas has published op-eds in The History News Network, The History News Service, The Bakersfield Californian, Perspectives on History, and the Ventura County Star.

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