Vicki Lynn Ruiz, Writer, Scholar, and Professor

Happy Birthday to writer, scholar, professor and activist Vicki Lynn Ruiz.  Ruiz was born in Atlanta, Georgia to a Mexican mother and a North American father, whose parents disowned him for marrying a Mexican. Ruiz earned her master’s degree and doctorate in history from Stanford University.   Her doctoral dissertation studied Mexican American cannery workers and their subversive pursuit of unionization.  She continues to research and write Mexican American women’s history in the contemporary US, and has received numerous honors for her work.