University Archivist/Library Faculty
Gerth Archives and Special Collections
As the University Archivist, I manage the acquisition of historical materials and lead records management activities to document all aspects of campus life. I provide leadership for the University Archives in helping faculty, staff and researchers make informed decisions regarding the preservation, access, and use of institutional archival materials.
MLIS, University of California, Los Angeles
MA, History, California State University, Los Angeles
BA, Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Women's Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Camacho, Azalea, Enriquez, Sandy, Medina Castañeda, Amalia and Peña, Rosa. (forthcoming). "Documenting California: Latinx Community-Centered Curatorship." Radical Visions: New Perspectives on Special Collections Curatorship, edited by Jillian Cuellar and Agnieszka Czeblakow, Society of American Archivists.
Camacho, Azalea and Amalia Castañeda. (2021). “Fostering an Inclusive Collection Development Policy at California State University, Los Angeles, Archives and Special Collections.” Critical Ethnic Studies in Academic and Research Libraries, edited by Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Kenya S.Flash, and Raymond Pun, Association of College and Research Libraries.
Withorn, Tessa, Gardner, Carolyn Caffrey, Messer Kimmitt, Joanna, Eslami, Jillian, Andora, Anthony, Castañeda, Amalia, Clarke, Maggie. (2020). Library instruction and information literacy 2019. Reference Services Review. 48(4), 601-682.
Castañeda, Amalia. (2016). “Latinas of the Right: Ethnicity, Assimilation and Twentieth Century Conservatism.” Perspectives, 43, 1-14.
Awards & Fellowships
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage
American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholar
Library of Congress Junior Fellow
CSU Sally Casanova Scholar
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship