Assistant Professor, Department of Asian American Studies
Dr. Isabela Quintana is a scholar of gender, race, space, and borders in Asian American and Chicano/Latino histories. Before joining UCI, she was an Honors College assistant professor at New Mexico State University and also taught at Loyola Marymount University. She is currently at work on a book manuscript that explores the relational histories of Chinese American and Mexican American neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Quintana earned her Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in history from the University of Texas at Austin. She spent her undergraduate years at Oberlin College.
Fun fact: Isa enjoys pilates, watching movies with her partner, and running with her toddler through the sprinklers in the backyard.