Mark Ocegueda is an Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Fellow and incoming assistant professor of history at Brown University. His research and teaching specializations include U.S. Latinx, labor, immigration, race & ethnicity, sports & recreation, and urban history. He also engages in the field of public history and his work has been featured on media outlets like National Public Radio’s Latino USA and California Foodways, KNBC Los Angeles, and KCRA Sacramento.
His book Sol y Sombra, examines the formation of Mexican communities in the inland region of Southern California, commonly referred to as the Inland Empire.
He has contributed as an advisor to the Latino Baseball History Project, the Smithsonian Institute and the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in their development of an exhibit entitled ¡Pleibol! In The Barrios and the Big Leagues. In addition, he has served as an advisor to a California Humanities-sponsored documentary entitled The Women On The Mother Road, which explores the history of women along Route 66.
Book manuscript: Sol y Sombra: Mexicans, Race, and Culture in the Making of San Bernardino and the Inland Empire, 1880-1960