Unmapping UC Mat-koo-la-hoo-ee

This Design-Based Research Project began in January 2021, with the primary goal of examining and (re)writing the history of Mat-koo-la-hoo-ee, that is present-day La Jolla, California, from the Kumeyaay perspective.  Bringing together a team of Kumeyaay community scholars, we will examine the spatial and temporal history and cultural significance of Mat-koo-la-hoo-ee.  Secondary to this, the team will design a UCSD community-engaged service-learning course on the history of the land UC San Diego currently occupies.


Heather Ponchetti Daly (Santa Ysabel)

Eva Trujillo (Mesa Grande)

Alex Hunter (Jamul)

Juan Reynoso (San Pasqual)

Kenneth Ramos (Barona)