I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality at The Pennsylvania State University. I am pursuing a graduate specialization in Latinx Studies and Kinesiology. My research interests include 20th century U.S. history, borderlands history, gender and sexuality in sport, and Latina/x sport history. My current research project focuses on Escaramuza and the formation of community and belonging in the U.S.
Latina/o Studies 100-Fall 2019
Lawrence J. and Gretchen McCabe Graduate Scholarship, 2019
North American Society for Sport History Diversity Scholarship Winner, 2018
North American Society for Sport History Diversity Scholarship Honorable Mention, 2017
Awarded the nomination to attend the International Olympic Academy Summer Seminar in Olympia, Greece. (Unable to attend), 2014
Ian Buchanan Memorial Scholarship from the International Society for Olympic Historians, 2014
Graduate Student Representative, North American Society for Sport History, 2017-2019
Graduate Director of the Center for Sociocultural Sport Research, California State University, Fullerton, 2013-2016
In Press. Galarza, Litzy and Rodriguez Burciaga, Paulina A., “Un Puente a la Mesa: The Role of Cultural Consultants in the Production of Disney/Pixar’s Coco,” in Mediating Intergenerational Cultural Narratives in Disney/Pixar’s Coco.” In Anthology on First Generation American Media edited by Omatayo Banjo pp unknown. Publisher TBD, date TBD.
Forthcoming. Sikes, Michelle, Jake Fredericks, Matthew Lyons, Emmanuel Macedo, Rucha Pandit, Michael Poorman, Paulina Rodriguez Burciaga and Mark Dyreson, “’We Didn’t Kill Any
Babies’”: The 1988 Rebel Track Tour of South Africa.
Wrynn, Alison, and Rodriguez Burciaga, Paulina A., “Origin Stories: Reflections on the First Ten Members of the National Academy of Kinesiology.” Kinesiology Review 6 no. 2 (May 2017): 178-186