From the OC Register:
Among the honorees was Vicki Ruiz, UC Irvine distinguished professor of history and Chicano/Latino studies. In a statement, Obama said Thursday of Ruiz: “In monographs and edited volumes, Dr. Ruiz has pioneered the history of 20th-century Latinas in a distinguished career that began with collecting oral testimony from Mexicana.

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