PHR Editorial Staff


Marc Simon Rodriguez, Editor


Rodriguez is a leading scholar in the field of Mexican American/Chicano history. He is the author of Rethinking the Chicano Movement (2014) and The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin (2011), which won the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies' Texas Nonfiction Book Award. He is also the editor of Repositioning North American Migration History: New Directions in Modern Continental Migration, Citizenship, and Community (2004) and a coeditor, with Anthony Grafton, of Migration in History: Human Migration in Comparative Perspective (2007). 

Before joining the faculty of Portland State University, Rodriguez taught at Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University South Bend, where he served as Director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center. 

Read more about Marc on his Faculty Profile.



Brenda D. Frink, Associate Editor


Frink has over a decade of experience working in print and online publishing, in editing, marketing, and project management roles. Frink is an historian of the U.S. West, specializing in race, gender, and historical memory.

She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, an M.A. from San Francisco State University, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research.






Sarah AldersonCaroline P. Stoel Editorial Fellow (2019-2020)

Sarah Alderson is a second-year graduate student in the Department of History and Portland State University. She is interested in medieval Welsh and British history and her research focuses on Welsh and Anglo relations in the Middle Ages. She holds a B.A. in History with a minor in medieval studies from Portland State University.

Sarah is the current vice president of Phi Alpha Theta honor society. Her interests outside of academia include painting and photography.






Alexandra IbarraJohn and LaRee Caughey Editorial Fellow


Alexandra-IbarraAlexandra Ibarra is a first-year graduate student in the Department of History at Portland State University. She received a B.A. in history with a minor in anthropology from Portland State University in 2019. Alexandra is interested in Public and Chicanx history.

She has two years of museum experience and in the spring of 2019, assisted with the archaeology roadshow in both Portland and Bend, Oregon.







Alexandra GrittaHonors College Editorial Fellow


Alexandra-GrittaAlexandra Gritta is an undergraduate senior in the Honors College at Portland State University. She is pursuing a major in Arabic language with hopes to later obtain a Master's degree in translation and interpretation in both Arabic and French. One of her future goals includes an international career that will allow her to feed her travel addiction and love of various cultures.

Alexandra has interned as a journalist/editor both abroad and domestically. In her high school years, Alexandra wrote and published a children's mystery book that dealt with the topic of horse theft. All proceeds were donated to charities that support, rescue, and rehabilitate horses. The Humane Society of the United States offered a donation that matched profits from Alexandra's book—raising $20,000 altogether.

Academics aside, Alexandra enjoys volunteering and working with horses during her spare time. She also trades and sells collectibles.



Past Managing Editors

David A. Johnson, (co-editor) Carl Abbott, 1997-2014
Norris Hundley, Jr. 1968-1996
John Caughey 1947-1968
Louis Knott Koontz 1936-1947
John C. Parrish 1932-1936


Past Assistant and Associate Editors

Susan Wladaver-Morgan
L. Craig Cunningham
Edwin J. Perkins
Keith B. Berwick
John W. Caughey
Louis Knott Koontz