Debbie Arce is a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of California, Davis specializing in twentieth-century U.S. history. Her current work traces how public health research and the public performance and dissemination of this research by conservative female politicians, coupled with inheritances of racialized research methods in public health from the early twentieth century and the logics of racial capitalism sustained racial pathology in medical care in the 1980s.
Co-constructions of race and gender in the twentieth century, feminist theories and methods, methods of racial capitalism, STS methods, health rights, Latinx history.
HIS 13: Global Sexualities
HIS 17A: The History of the United States Through the Civil War
HIS 17B: U.S. History since 1865
HIS 18B: Race in the United States, 1865-Present
HIS 72A: History of Women and Gender in America Through 1865
Mellon Research Initiative on Racial Capitalism: Graduate Fellowship, Spring 2021.
Mellon Research Initiative in Racial Capitalism Initiative Summer Research Support, 2019.