Nathan Ellstrand

Nathan Ellstrand

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Email: nellstrand@luc.edu

Twitter: @nellstra

Office: Crown Center 557

Faculty Advisor: Benjamin Johnson

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Education

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

              Ph.D. Candidate in United States History, Minor in Public History

              Expected Date of Completion: May 2021

              Dissertation - "Reclaiming La Patria: Sinarquismo in the United States, 1937-1946"

University of California (UC), San Diego, La Jolla, CA

              2011 – M.A. in Latin American Studies

              Thesis – “Las Anarquistas: The History of Two Women of the Partido Liberal

              Mexicano in Early 20th Century Los Angeles

University of California (UC), Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

              2009 – B.A. in History, Highest Honors

              2009 – B.A. in Politics, Honors

Research Interests

Nathan Ellstrand is a PhD candidate in History at Loyola University Chicago.  Among various topics, he is interested in US-Latin American transnational history, ideology, and borderlands.  He is currently writing his dissertation on the political activities of the sinarquistas, a right-wing Mexican Catholic organization, in the United States during World War II.  His work for his Masters in Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego covered women's leadership in the Partido Liberal Mexicano while the party was in exile in early twentieth century Los Angeles.

Apart from academia, Nathan is passionate about education and social justice.  Nathan enjoys eating (he’s a foodie!), traveling and riding his bike in his free time.

Please feel free to contact him with any questions.

Awards/Distinctions/Grants

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago, 2016 to 2021

Plan 2020 Student Innovation Fund Grant for the Immigration Advocacy History Project, Loyola University Chicago, 2017

Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, UC Davis, 2015

English Teaching Assistant Recipient, Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Colombia, 2012

Tinker Field Research Grant, Tinker Foundation, 2010

Graduate Student Research Travel Grant, UC San Diego Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS), 2010

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago, 2019 to 2020

  • HIST 102: The Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions Since the Seventeenth Century, Spring 2020, Fall 2019

Teaching Assistant, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago, 2016 to present

  • HIST 102: The Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions since the Seventeenth Century, Spring 2019, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
  • HIST 101: The Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions to the Seventeenth Century, Fall 2018
  • HIST 212: United States since 1865, Spring 2018
  • HIST 103: American Pluralism, Fall 2017

Co-Instructor, Department of Education, University of California, Davis, 2012 to 2016

  • EDU 160: Peer Education and Training in Social Justice, Counseling and Leadership

Teaching Assistant, Dimensions of Culture (DOC) Writing Program, University of California, San Diego, 2009 to 2011

  • DOC 1: Diversity, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
  • DOC 2: Justice, Winter 2011, Winter 2010
  • DOC 3: Imagination, Spring 2011, Spring 2010

Writing Assistant, Learning Support Services, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006 to 2009

Public History Experience

Co-Chair and Oral History Interviewer, Immigration Advocacy History Project (oral histories, panel, speaker event and exhibit), Loyola University Chicago, 2017 to Present

Summer Staff, Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago, 2018 to Present

Intern, Theodore Roosevelt Center, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND, 2019

Education and Curatorial Intern, Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, 2017 to 2018

Co-Creator and Researcher, Peace Studies Origins: From Mundelein College to Loyola University Chicago digital exhibit, Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago, 2017 to 2018

Planning Committee Member, Open Houses of Worship Weekend, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago, 2018

Co-Creator, Voices from Mundelein: Media Portal web project, Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago, 2018

Author, Blog Post: “Acting Up: Mercedes McCambridge and Sister Mary Leola Oliver,” Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago, 2018

Volunteer, Loyola University Chicago Public History Lab, Folded Map exhibition, Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, 2018

Researcher, Loyola University Chicago Public History Lab, “10 That Changed America,” PBS Series, 2018

Researcher, Cesar Chavez: Loyola and Mundelein web project, Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago, 2018

Independent Contractor, Digitization and Fact-Checking, The History Factory, Chicago, 2017

Architecture and Digitization Intern, Archives and Records Center, Archdiocese of Chicago, 2017

Participant, Chicago Studies and the Archive Seminar, Newberry Library, 2017

Interviewer, Oral Histories, American Society of Environmental Historians (ASEH) Conference, Chicago, 2017

Author, Digital Historical Fiction: “A Young Fan Imagines a Night Out at Kelly’s,” Happy Medium Ventures, Chicago, 2017

Interviewer, Oral History, Happy Medium Ventures, Chicago, 2016

Intern and Volunteer, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 2006 to 2009

Other Experience

Social Media and Fundraising Consultant, Burnham’s Dream: The White City Musical, Lost and Found Productions, Chicago, 2017 to 2018

Office Coordinator, Cross Cultural Center, UC Davis, 2012 to 2016

Papers/Presentations

Published

“Ranchos,” in Alexandra Kindell, ed., The World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, Volume 1 (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2018).

Interview with the Artist: Gregory Beals,” The Lumanary: News, Exhibitions, & Events from The Loyola University Museum of Art  24:1 (Spring 2018): 8-9.

Resilience amidst Upheaval: Raphael and Mathilda’s Letters, 1872-1878,” Chicago Jewish History  41:4 (Fall 2017): 6-9.

From the D’Arcy to the Rijksmuseum: The Virgin and Child on a Crescent Moon,” The Lumanary: News, Exhibitions, & Events from The Loyola University Museum of Art    23:3 (Winter 2017): 12-13.

Unpublished or Presentations

“Politicized Refuge: The Rise of the Sanctuary Movement in Chicago,” Paper Presentation, Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies Graduate Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2019

Co-presenter (with Kristin Jacobsen), “Presentation on Loyola University Immigration Advocacy History Project (IAHP),” Poster Presentation, Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies Graduate Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2019

“What Everybody Needs to Know About Central America in an Age of Deportation: Views from the United States,” Roundtable Discussion, American Historical Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 2019

“Empowered while Gendered?: The Emergence of Women Leaders in the Exiled Partido Liberal Mexicano,” Paper Presentation, Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, 2017

“Chicago’s St. Augustine College: Education, Language and Race at a Crossroads,” Paper Presentation, Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, IL, 2017

Co-author (with Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, James Manos, Dan Cooper and Soulit Chacko), “The Illinois TRUST Act: Welcoming Families and Enhancing Security for All,” Research Brief, 2017

“Las Anarquistas: The History of Two Women of the Partido Liberal Mexicano in Early 20th Century Los Angeles,” Paper Presentation, UC San Diego Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS) Graduate Symposium, La Jolla, CA, 2011

Service

Professional

Co-Chair, Dissertation Writing Group, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago, 2019 to Present

President, Vice President, and Department Representative, Loyola University Chicago Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC), 2016 to 2019

Co-Coordinator, Historians for a Just Society, Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association, 2017 to 2018

Publicity Committee Member, Digital Accessibility Conference, Loyola University Chicago, 2017 to 2018

Panel Co-Facilitator and Volunteer, History Graduate Student Association Conference, Loyola University Chicago, 2016 to 2017

Volunteer, English as a Second Language Course, Loyola University Chicago, 2016 

Volunteer, Urban History Association Conference, Chicago, 2016

Membership Chair and Member, Staff Assembly, UC Davis, 2012 to 2016

Member, Diversity & Inclusion Working Group, UC Davis, 2015 to 2016

Member, Equity Summit Task Force, UC Davis, 2015 to 2016 

Member, Social Justice and SPARC (Student Promoting Advocacy and Redefining

Community) Awards Committee, UC Davis, 2014 to 2015

Department Representative, UC San Diego Graduate Student Association, 2009 to 2010

Community

Judge, Chicago Metro History Fair, 2017 to Present

English as a Second Language Tutor, Vietnamese Association of Illinois, Chicago,  2017

Participant, Global Mentorship Program, Loyola University Chicago, 2016 to 2017

Co-Chair and Member, City of Davis Human Relations Commission, 2012 to 2016

Board Member, Yolo [County] Interfaith Immigration Network (YIIN), 2012 to 2016

Founding Member, Davis Phoenix Coalition, 2013 to 2016

Languages and Other Qualifications

Spanish (advanced proficiency)

Knowledge and utilization of the Digital Humanities (including experience with Omeka, Omeka S, Preservica, and Timeline JS)

Trained in oral history methods

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