Join us for the SOHA Lightning Summer Bootcamp, July 15-16, 2022

SOHA is hosting our summer oral history bootcamp through Zoom virtual meetings on Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, 2022 from 10 am to noon Pacific Time. This lightning bootcamp will feature conversations, presentations, and panels about best practices in oral history and more. There will be an optional virtual social hour as well, which anyone can attend.

The bootcamp is $45 per person, but people can request a waiver with an explanation of their circumstances.

Applications are now available, and folks will be notified of their acceptance status on a rolling basis until July 1, 2022. There are only 30 spots available, so apply today via this link:

Please help us spread the word to anyone who would be interested in participating.

This summer’s bootcamp is being led by:

Juan Coronado, Ph.D.

Juan David Coronado is assistant professor of Public History and Latino History at Central Connecticut State University. He earned a Ph.D. in twentieth century U.S. history at Texas Tech University in 2013. A social historian, Dr. Coronado’s research interests include the Mexican American military experience, Chicana/o history, oral history, public history, sports history, and Latina/o history with an emphasis on class and gender. His award-winning book, “I’m Not Gonna Die in this Damn Place”: Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoner of War (2018), lies at the intersection of Mexican American, military, oral and U.S. history while also furthering dialogue on gender. 

Juan David, previously served as postdoctoral scholar at the Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI) at Michigan State University where he worked on the Oral History of Latinos in Michigan Project, coordinated Éxito Educativo (a pathway to college program), and served as a mentor to the Latin American Spanish Speaking Organization at the Cooper Street Correctional Facility in Jackson, Michigan. He is the Past Co-President of the Southwest Oral History Association. Juan David is a native of the Río Grande Valley of South Texas.

Daisy Herrera, SOHA California Co-Delegate

Daisy Herrera earned a double Masters in Latin American Studies and in Mexican American Studies from the California State University, Los Angeles and is a Chicana historian researching the Mexican American experience in the U.S. Southwest since the 1840s. She is the board member for several local and national organizations including OHA, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS), and UC Riverside’s Chicano/Latino Alumni Association (UCRCLA). As the only Chicana in the San Fernando Valley Historical Society, she strives to complete local projects that will demonstrate how Mexicans and Mexican Americans shaped the agricultural, social, and political spaces of The Valley. In her doctoral studies of history at UC Riverside, she primarily focuses on how the Chicano Movement, the activism of Francisca Flores and Chicana feminism, and the development of the “Valley Chicana/o” identity shaped local history.

with assistance from Anthony Graham, doctoral student in History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Anthony Graham received his M.A. in history from CSU East Bay in 2013 and his B.A. in History from the UC-Davis in 2009. He examines the environmental history of the Far West. His research interests include: the study of sustainability, environmentalism, technology, land art, ecology, environmental perceptions, historic preservation, public memory, and museum studies. He is the recipient of the UNLV History Department 2016 “Outstanding Seminar Paper Award,” the Lodge/Clark Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and the Hal Rothman Doctoral History Student Scholarship. He has worked with the National Park Service on the Teaching with Historic Places Project and the Mob Museum as student Director of Education for Ready to Roar. He has worked with the Nevada Site Specific Resource Board advising on environmental clean up at the Nevada National Security Site, formerly the Nevada Test Site. He also served as the graduate assistant for SOHA over the past couple of years.

You can contact Juan Coronado for more details ( The committee will be meeting every Thursday at 1 pm ET if you would like to volunteer and become involved with the planning of the bootcamp. More details about the summer lightning bootcamp will be forthcoming.

If you haven’t already read our recent updates, you can check out and share our newsletter today (click on the hyperlink or go directly to our SOHA news blog website to access it).

Please renew your SOHA memberships and join us. We welcome donations to sustain our growing oral history programs and community-centered work. We appreciate and value all your support!Are you interested in SOHA leadership? SOHA will be holding elections this Fall 2022. If you would like to become more involved and learn how to do so, please contact us at

We hope to see you at the SOHA Summer Lightning Bootcamp!

-The Southwest Oral History Association

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