Natalie Mendoza

Visiting Lecturer
Office Hours: 
Tuesday, 5-6pm; Thursday, 11am-12pm (Summer 2017)
2110 Dwinelle

PhD, History, University of California, Berkeley

MA, History, University of California, Berkeley

Single Subject Credential (CA), Sonoma State University

BA, Political Science, Sonoma State University


Natalie Mendoza is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of History at UC Berkeley, where she also earned her PhD in US history. Her dissertation is a study of the impact of the Good Neighbor Policy and WWII on the relationship between the federal government and Mexican Americans in the US Southwest. Natalie’s research interests include: intellectual history, the history of education, Mexican American and Chicana/o history, US Latina/o history, US civil rights history, and the history of race and racism in the US. In addition to studying the past, Natalie's research includes history and the practice of pedagogy, which led her to co-organize two international K-16 teaching history conferences. In her pedagogy course at UC Berkeley, Natalie aims to prepare doctoral students for the teaching responsibilities they will assume as faculty at all institutions of higher education and elsewhere by encouraging them to view their roles as teacher and researcher as equally important to what it means to be a historian.