2021 History & Culture Guest Curator

Exhibition Opening October 2021

Israel Pastrana is a historian and educator from the San Diego/Tijuana region who is currently teaching at Portland Community College. Pushed out of high school by racist flaws in our educational system, Israel enrolled at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California, before transferring to the University of Oregon to complete the B.A. in History, and later enrolling in the doctoral program in History at the University of California, San Diego. He has completed year-long research fellowships at UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library and the National Museum of American History, and taught history courses at UC San Diego, San Diego Mesa College, and High Tech High Media Arts, in addition to Portland Community College.