Michael M Brescia
- Professor, History
- Ph.D. History
- University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
- Professor of Law (faculty affiliate), James E. Rogers College of Law (2017 - Ongoing)
- Professor of History (faculty affiliate), Department of History (2016 - Ongoing)
- Curator of Ethnohistory, Arizona State Museum (2016 - Ongoing)
- Associate Professor of History, Department of History (2009 - 2016)
- Associate Curator of Ethnohistory, Arizona State Museum (2009 - 2016)
- The 2018 Wayne N. Aspinall Chair in History
- Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado, Spring 2018
- The 2014 Jerome I. Braun Prize in Western Legal History
- Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, headquartered in Pasadena, California., Winter 2014
Mexico, Spanish and Mexican Borderlands, Comparative North America, World History
Colonial Mexico, Nineteenth-Century Mexico and the Borderlands, Southwest, living legacies of Spanish and Mexican natural resource law, water rights
Compar History N AmericaHIST 150C5 (Fall 2018)
Independent StudyLAS 599 (Fall 2017)
Topics Lat American HistHIST 495G (Fall 2017)
Compar History N AmericaHIST 150C5 (Fall 2016)
- Brescia, M. M. (2015). The Spanish Element in Western Water Law: Views from Arizona. Western Legal History, 28(1), 81-121.
- Brescia, M. M. (2016). Natural Resources and the Law in Hispanic Arizona: The Babocomari Ranch and the Living Legacies of the Gadsden Purchase. Journal of the Southwest, 58(1), 29-52.
- Brescia, M. M. (2015). Agrarian Lifeways and Judicial Transitions for Hispanic Families in Anglo California: Sources for Legal History in the Autry National Center of the American West. California Legal History, 10, 387-405.
- Brescia, M. M. (2015). Bridging Troubled Waters: Historians, Natural Resources, and the Expert Witness Phenomenon. The Public Historian, 37(1), 11-24.More infoMy scholarly contribution as guest editor of a special issue of the journal on the theme of historian as expert witness.
- Brescia, M. M. (2015). Guest Editor of the Special Issue, "The Historian as Expert Witness". The Public Historian, 37(1).More infoI served as guest editor of a special issue of the journal, The Public Historian. The title of this special issue is "The Historian as Expert Witness."
- Brescia, M. M. (2016, January). Teaching and Researching Mexican History in Light of the ASM Library & Archives. Annual Arizona Archives Summit. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona Archives Alliance.More infoScholarly paper given at the annual Arizona Archives Summit on the panel "Users Talk Back: How Researchers Find and Use the ASM Library & Archives," organized by Mary Graham and Jannelle Weakly.
- Brescia, M. M. (2016, March). Careers in Museums for the Historian. UA History Graduate Student Association (HGA) Symposium. Tucson, Arizona: Department of History, University of Arizona.More infoPaper presented at the History Graduate Association Symposium on Careers in History.
- Brescia, M. M. (2015, July). "Water, Land, and Lawyers in Hispanic California: Natural Resources at the Intersection of Spanish Colonialism and American Rule.". Research Frontiers Symposium, Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles, California: Autry National Center of the American West.More infoscholarly presentation as part of my research fellowship
- Brescia, M. M. (2016. Book Review, Four Square Leagues: Pueblo Indian Land in New Mexico.More infobook review
- Brescia, M. M. (2018. "De los montes y plantios (On the Woods and Fields)". Exhibit, Law and Continuity in Early Independent Mexico: Juan N. Rodriguez and the Pandectas hispano-megicanas.. Tucson: Special Collections, Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.More infoSub-Text panel for a single case exhibit (2'4" x 4'10" x 4'8").
- Brescia, M. M. (2018. "Juan N. Rodriguez de San Miguel and the Pandectas hispano-megicanas.". Exhibit, Law and Continuity in Early Independent Mexico. Tucson: Special Collections, Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.More infoText panel for a single case exhibit (2'4" x 4'10" x 4'8") with two objects examining continuity in Mexican law after independence from Spain via a rare book in the law library's special collections.
- Brescia, M. M. (2015. Lead Curator, Intimacy of Faith: Devotional Retablos and Ex-Votos from Mexico.. Museum Exhibit. Tucson, Arizona: Arizona State Museum.More infoLead curator of the exhibit; responsible for conceptual framework of the exhibit; responsible for 25% of intellectual content; responsible for editing and revising 100% of content. Post-installation peer review appeared in the following venues:1) Yolanda Chavez Leyva, 2015, The Public Historian 37(4): 149-153.2) Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly, 2015, online access available at http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/faith-and-folklore/Content?oid=5068396.3) Emily Umberger, 2016, Visual Anthropology Review 32(1): 94-96.
- Brescia, M. M. (2018, June). Final Report to AHRAB for the Polzer Papers Project.
- Brescia, M. M. (2016, December). The Black Death and Later Plague Epidemics in the Nordic Countries. De Gruyter Publishers.More infoI am the Language Editor of this book written by Ole Jorgen Benedictow and published by De Gruyter Publishers, headquartered in Warsaw, Poland. I edited the 400-page manuscript, which was written in English by a non-native English speaking scholar. The book is an ethnohistorical assessment of disease and demography in the Nordic Countries in light of the devastation caused by the plague or Black Death.
- Brescia, M. M. (2015, April). Text panel, Baroque Catholicism in Mexico, for the Intimacy of Faith Exhibit. Arizona State Museum.More infoAuthor of the text panel, Baroque Catholicism in Mexico, for the Intimacy of Faith exhibit at ASM.