Stephen Pitti

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Professor of History & American Studies; Director, Ethnicity, Race & Migration; Master, Ezra Stiles College
Office: 
HGS 103, ES Dean's Office
Phone: 
203-432-0560
Field(s) of interest: 
U.S.: History of Mexican Americans; US West; Latinos; 19th & 20th century immigration; US-Mexico border; Labor history


Professor Pitti, who was raised in Sacramento, California, and received his PhD from Stanford University in 1998, is the author of The Devil in Silicon Valley: Race, Mexican Americans, and Northern California (2003) and articles on Chicano history and historiography. He is currently working on two book projects: The World of Céasar Chávez (forthcoming, Yale University Press) and Leaving California: Race from the Golden State (in process).

He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, Western History, 20th-century immigration, civil rights, and related subjects. He currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies of Yale’s American Studies Program. And he directs the Latina/o History Project, which explores ethnic Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, and other Latino histories in the United States, their links and divisions, their diversity, and their cultures and politics.