Patricia Tirado

Patricia Tirado holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Mills College with a dissertation focus: Post-Secondary History Survey Curriculum: Using Historical Fiction and Literature to Encourage the Learning of History, a Masters with a Teaching Option in History from California State University Hayward, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Mills College in Oakland, California. She has won several grants and scholarships during her graduate programs, and completed a pre-doctoral summer internship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Professor Tirado has been a presenter at the annual conference of the Western Association of Women Historians, presenting her research on the role of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur during the California Gold Rush and served as a member of their executive board. She currently teaches courses on her area of focus, California history and Native American history, in addition to U.S. history, African American history and U.S. Women’s history. With the rich diversity of California history, she has taught courses on Mexican American history, Introduction to Ethnic Studies, the History of Latinos in the U.S. She has taught throughout the Bay Area and also for Odessa College, Texas. Dr. Tirado was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, and in the neighboring community of Alameda. Her grandparents immigrated to San Francisco from Sinaloa, Mexico during the Great Migration of the 1920s.