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Yolanda Chavez Leyva

Yolanda Chavez Leyva

Yolanda Chavez Leyva (Ph.D., History, University of Arizona, 1999) was born and raised in the Ciudad Juarez/El Paso area. She serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of History and as Director of the Institute of Oral History and the Borderlands Public History Lab. She offers courses on public history, oral history, borderlands, and Mexican American history. She is the recent recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association for “distinguished contributions to public history.” In 2013, she received the “Outstanding Public History Award” from the National Council on Public History as co-founder of Museo Urbano, a museum without walls that highlights the history of the border. She serves on the national board of the National Council on Public History.