Bachelor magna cum laude, Brandeis University, 1968. Master of Arts, HArvard University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, HArvard University, 1973.
Assistant professor of history, director L.Am. studies progra,, Vassar College, 1973-1978;
assistant professor of history, director L.Am. studies progra,, University of Southern California, 1978-1986;
specialist Mexican culture, Library. Congress, Hispanic division, since 1992. Visiting associate professor of history Howard U., 1988-1989, visiting assistant professor of history Catholic U., 1987-1991.
Chair Mexican studies committee Conference L.Am. History, 1989-1990.
Board advisors History House. Literature advisory board GALA Hispanic Theater, Washington. Executive Board National Hispanic Quincentennial Commission, Washington, vice president, 1989-1993.
Married Heinz Heinemann, April 23, 1995.