Anne Reid

Assistant Professor


  • US and Latin American History
  • Borderlands
  • Gender

Contact Information


  • PhD, University of Southern California
  • MA, University of Southern California
  • MLIS, San Jose State University
  • BA, California State University, Los Angeles

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Spanish California, colonial Mexico, and the North American borderlands.
  • Anne is particularly interested in gender, medicine, sickness, and indigenous cultures.

Selected Articles

  • Reid, A.M. and Hackel, S.W. “Transforming an Eighteenth-Century Archive into a Twenty-First-Century Database: The Early California Population Project.” History Compass 5, no. 3 (April 2007): 1013-1025.

Conference Presentations

  • Panelist, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West’s “Gendered Borderlands” at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, October 10, 2015.
  • Conference moderator, “Junípero Serra: Context and Representation 1713 to 2013” at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, September 21, 2013.
  •  Presenter, “‘Medics of the Soul and the Body:’ Baptismal Cesarean Operations in the Alta California Missions” at Commun(icat)ing Bodies:The Body & Religion Conference, Graz, Austria,  February 16, 2012.

Awards and Honors

  • USC Science, Technology and Society Initiative’s Summer Research Award for dissertation research at the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico City, Mexico, July 2011.
  • Del Amo Summer Research Award for dissertation research at the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain, May 2011.
  •  USC-Early Modern Studies Institute’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2010-2011.
  •  Historical Society of Southern California’s HSSC/Haynes Summer Stipend, 2010.
  •  Huntington-USC Institute for California and the West Summer Research Grant, 2010.

Organizational Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Historical Association
  • American Library Association


  • Reviewer for the California Open Education Resources Council (COERC), 2014


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