L. RUIZ is Dean of Humanities and Professor of History
and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine.
Her many publications include From Out of the Shadows
and Cannery Women, Cannery Lives. She and Virginia Sánchez
Korrol are co-editors of Latinas in the United States: A Historical
Encyclopedia. They were honored with a “21 Leaders
for the 21st Century” award by Women’s eNews.
is a historian and Professor Emerita in the Department of Puerto
Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, City University
of New York. Among her many publications, she is co-editor with
Vicki L. Ruiz of Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography and
Community, co-author of Women in Latin America and the
Caribbean, and author of From Colonia to Community: The
History of Puerto Ricans in New York City.