Maria Daniela Z. Jimenez

Daniela Jimenez

Maria Daniela Z. Jimenez


Cohort 2014-15

Office: 7349 Bunche Hall



Daniela’s dissertation focuses on Japanese and Japanese American influences on Chicana/o/x Art from 1990 to the present and how such influences push for discussions of Chicana/o/x cultural productions beyond a rhetoric of nationalism. She currently works as an archivist of U.S. Latina/o/x history and culture at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.


Ph.D., Chicana/o Studies, UCLA (2020); MLIS, UCLA (2018); Graduate Certificate, Urban Humanities, UCLA (2017); MA, Chicana/o Studies, UCLA (2016); MA, American Studies, Purdue University (2014); BA, Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley (2011); AA, Anthropology, Fullerton College (2008)


  • Archival Theory and Practice
  • Cultural Heritage Institutions
  • Cultural Studies
  • History of Medicine
  • Relational Ethnic Studies
  • Transnational Chicana/o/x and American Studies
  • Visual Culture
  • Youth Subcultures