Eric Nusbaum’s Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between weaves together the historical narratives, biographies, and accounts of various stakeholders whose lives were impacted by the planning and construction of a modern day American sports cathedral: Dodger Stadium.
Alex Nuñez is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Arizona studying Mexican American history, baseball, and race. His dissertation explores the ways Mexican Americans used baseball as a vehicle for identity formation, community development, and the production of cultural citizenship. He also works as the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the W.A. Franke Honors College at the University of Arizona.
Posts by Alex Nuñez
The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?