From History News Network:
The National Humanities Medal honors Professor Ruiz "for her contributions as a historian. In monographs and edited volumes, Dr. Ruiz has pioneered the history of twentieth-century Latinas in a distinguished career that began with collecting oral testimony from Mexican immigrants who worked in U.S. canning factories." Professor Ruiz received her Ph.D. at Stanford University and is Professor of history at the University of California, Irvine.
 
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