• Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Northern Arizona University
  • B.A., Grand Valley State University

Research Interests

  • U.S. West
  • 20th-21st Century U.S.
  • Community/Neighborhood History
  • Gentrification
  • Public and Digital History


Lindsey Wieck joined St. Mary’s University in 2017 as the director of the Master of Arts in Public History program. She received her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Notre Dame in May 2016 and was a postdoctoral fellow there for 2016-2017. While doing her research, Wieck grew excited by the possibilities to integrate GIS, text analysis, and data visualizations into her work on Latino community formation and gentrification in the Mission District of San Francisco. She also specializes in the history of the American West, race and ethnicity, and American cities. She enjoys incorporating digital technologies in her teaching and also emphasizes digital writing and communication in her courses.


Articles and Book Chapters

“Our Mission, No Eviction: Resisting Gentrification in San Francisco,” forthcoming book chapter in a collection edited by Brenden Rensink, published by the Redd Center and the University of Nebraska Press.

“Quote Notes: Empowering Students through Choice and Reflection,” forthcoming article in Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy.

“Upholding Culture and Language in Guadalupe, Arizona: Bilingual Education Activism in the 1970s,” Western Legal History 23 (Winter/Spring 2010): 47-85.

Manuscripts in Progress – under contract with University of Nebraska Press

The Mission Impossible: The Cultural Politics of Community and Gentrification in Postwar San Francisco.

Lindsey Passenger Wieck and Jason Heppler, California Rising: Space, Place, and Community in Northern California, edited collection on San Francisco and Silicon Valley in the postwar era.

Public Engagement and Digital Projects

Pedagogy Playground
In 2019, Wieck launched Pedagogy Playground, where she curates resources to facilitate innovative pedagogy and student engagement in higher education. It also helps educators build a toolbox of teaching methods while facilitating joyful experimentation in the classroom.

Old Spanish Trail Association Records
In 2019-2020, Wieck worked with undergraduate and graduate students to digitize the Old Spanish Trail Association archival collection in the Blume Library. She guided students in scanning the collection with CZUR overhead scanners and generating metadata in an Airtable spreadsheet. Wieck also built a digital repository on DSpace that links to this publicly-accessible Omeka-S site.

Rattlers Remember
In 2019, Wieck, along with her undergraduate public history class, created Rattlers Remember to showcase oral histories they collected and place-based narratives they had written. This project has continued with undergraduate and graduate students contributing to the site.

“Blending Local and Spatial History: Using Carto to Create Maps in the History Classroom,” Blog Post, American Historical Association #DigHist Blog Series, September 25, 2017,

“BART’s Plans for the Mission: Tacos, Towers, and Miniature Vehicles,” Historical Essay,, October 2016,

“Creating Gay Spaces: Spaces of Social and Sexual Freedom,” Historical Essay,, October 2016,

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