Maria Daniela Z. Jimenez

Daniela Jimenez

Maria Daniela Z. Jimenez


Cohort 2014-15



Daniela’s dissertation focused 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

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