Graduate Student Directory

Bristol Anne Cave-LaCoste
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg, rm 115 (TA Lab)
  • Mail Stop History Department

Research Interests

 Immigration and citizenship, Victorian and Progressive Era sexuality, prostitution, U.S.-Mexico borderlands, LGBTQ history

Biography, Education and Training


BA, American Studies, DePaul University (2012)

Minor, LGBTQ Studies

Courses Taught:

His 10B: U.S. History, 1877-1977 (2017)

COWL 170F: Freedom and Race (2018)

HIS 139C: Queer Pasts  (2019, 2020)

Teaching Assistant Experience:

  • Civil Rights
  • Chicana/Chicano History
  • Latina/Latino History
  • World War USA
  • The Great Depression
  • WW2 Memories of the Pacific

Rent Burden: 60% (what’s this?)


Graduate students at UC Santa Cruz face severe rent burden, often spending over 50% of our income on housing. We are precarious, but we are indispensable.

I work 7-14 hours a week at an off-campus job that does not contribute to my degree progress.


I stand in solidarity with the COLA campaign.


Honors, Awards and Grants

  • UCSC Regents fellowship (2015)
  • History Department Pre-Dissertation Fellowship (2015)
  • UCSC Chicano Latino Research Center Mini-grant (2016)
  • Cantú Award (2017)

Teaching Interests

  • Chicano/a history
  • Asian American history
  • History of sexuality in the U.S.
  • LGBTQ history