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Paul Ortiz - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Paul Ortiz Paul Ortiz

Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Paul Ortiz works in the fields of African American history, Latino Studies, Social Movement Theory, U.S. History, and documentary studies.

Biography

Paul Ortiz has published and taught in the fields of African American history, Latino Studies, the African Diaspora, Social Movement Theory, U.S. History, U.S. South, labor, and documentary studies. He currently works with students in these and related fields. His newest book is People Power: History, Organizing and Larry Goodwyn's Democratic Vision in the 21st Century published by the University Press of Florida.

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Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (8)

Unites States South

Social Movement Theory

Labor Studies

African Diaspora

African American History

Documentary Studies

Latin American Studies

United States History

Media Appearances (5)

The Rev. A.S.J. Allen honored by UF, historians and family

The Gainesville Sun  online

2021-06-25

According to an essay from University of Florida history professor Paul Ortiz, director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Allen was shot and killed, and Shaw was acquitted of the crime following Jim Crow-style justice.

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‘We want our land back’: for descendants of the Elaine massacre, history is far from settled

The Guardian  online

2021-06-18

Paul Ortiz, director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida, says oral histories passed down through the generations should be viewed as authoritatively as primary records. “The scholarly consensus is that written records are subject to the same strengths and weaknesses as human memory,” he said. “State records of anti-Black massacres are often not dependable because they were generated by law enforcement agencies and officials who actually participated in the violence.”

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U. of Florida Asks Students to Use App to Report Profs Who Don‘t Teach In Person

EdSurge  online

2021-01-14

The president of the faculty union, Paul Ortiz, told EdSurge that he is concerned that the anonymous app might be used by students to try to professionally harm professors they do not agree with.

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Some UF faculty outraged over tattle button

The Gainesville Sun  online

2021-01-13

"It is causing great outrage in the community," said Paul Ortiz, president of the university's faculty union and director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at UF. "It really smacks of McCarthyism."

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UF Continues To Face Backlash For Spring Reopening Plans

WUFT  online

2020-11-20

At the beginning of the protest, UFF-UF president Paul Ortiz, 56, informed the crowd that UF’s Vice President of Student Affairs had that afternoon announced that all students taking in-person classes would be required to get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks until the infection rate decreases. Ortiz explained that while mandatory COVID-19 tests were not what the organizations wanted, the regulations are a step in the right direction. He said it was thanks to the groups’ activism.

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Languages (1)

  • English

Affiliations (1)

  • United Faculty of Florida : President