Chicana-Chicano Studies

Faculty

  • Christina Ayala-Alcantar
    Professor

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Office: JR 121B
  • Email: christina.ayala-alcantar@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.2737
  • Research Interests: Latinas and Education, K-12 Teacher Preparation, Teacher Educators, Critical Pedagogy, Latina Sexuality
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  • Yreina Cervantez
    Professor

  • MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Office: JR 121C
  • Email: yreina.cervantez@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.6591
  • Research Interests: Visual arts, Painting, Print Making, Muralism, Chicana and Chicano Art, Xicana Feminist Art and Aesthetics
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  • Martha Escobar
    Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
  • Office: JR 120B
  • Email: martha.d.escobar@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.7216
  • Research Interests: Gender and Transnational (Im)migration, Citizenship and Nation-Building, Incarceration, Racialized and Gendered State Violence, and Feminist Critical Race Theory
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  • Alicia Ivonne Estrada
    Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Office: JR 116
  • Email: alicia.estrada@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.2572
  • Research Interests: Contemporary Maya Cultural Productions, U.S. Central American Literature, Guatemala, Diaspora, Memory, Feminist and Cultural Studies
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  • Xóchitl M. Flores-Marcial
    Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Office: JR 143D
  • Email:xochitl.floresmarcial@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.2738
  • Melisa C. Galván
    Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., History, University of California, Berkeley
  • Office: JR 143E
  • Email: mgalvan@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.7356
  • Research Interests: Latin America, Mexico (esp. 19th century), Borderlands, Political Economy, Port Studies, Transnationalism, Chicano/Latino history, and U.S. imperialism
  • Peter J. García
    Professor

  • Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, University of Texas, Austin
  • Office: JR 145A
  • Email: peter.garcia@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.3491
  • Research Interests: Southwest Borderlands Music-Cultures including Native-American, Chicana/o, Anglo-American, Afro-American, and "New Mestizo" Immigrant and Indigenous Communities
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  • Ramón García
    Professor

  • Ph.D., Literature, University of California, San Diego
  • Office: JR 144C
  • Email:  ramon.garcia@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.7213
  • Research Interests: Visual Culture, Literary Studies
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  • Rosemary Gonzalez
    Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Psychological Studies in Education, Stanford University
  • Office: SQ 289B
  • Email: rosemary.gonzalez@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.7248
  • Research Interests: Achievement motivation; Child and Adolescent Development; Ethnic Identity; Multicultural Education Pedagogy; Resilience of Youth Placed “At-Risk”
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  • Maria Isabel Herrera
    Professor

  • M.A., Folklore/Mythology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Office: JR 144B
  • Email: isabel.herrera@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.2605
  • Research Interests: Regional Music of Mexico, Chicano Culture, Dance of Mexico, Children’s Songs and Games, Speech Communication
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  • Marta Lopez-Garza
    Professor

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Office: JR121A
  • Email: marta.lopez-garza@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.6488
  • Research Interests: Women’s/Feminist Studies, Ethnographic Field Research, Immigration and Public Policy, Economic Development, Race and Class Studies, and Urban Sociology
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  • Lara Medina
    Professor

  • Ph.D., History, Claremont Graduate University
  • Office: JR 114A
  • Email: lara.medina@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.6142
  • Research Interests: Chicana/o Religious/Spiritual Practices, Chicano/a Religious History, Religion and Social Change, Religion, Politics, and Art, Oral History, Family Histories, Chicana/o History
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  • Theresa Montaño
    Professor

  • Ed.D., Education, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Office: JR 151C
  • Email: theresa.montano@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.6801
  • Research Interests: Latino Educational Equity, Critical Multicultural Education, Bilingual/ELL education, Teacher Education
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  • Renee Moreno
    Professor

  • Ph.D., English and Education, University of Michigan
  • Office: JR 140
  • Email: renee.m.moreno@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.7110
  • Research Interests: Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, Race and Ethnicity, Traditions of Story and Storytelling
  • Roberta Orona-Cordova
    Professor

  • MFA, Screenwriting, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Office: JR 151A
  • Email: roberta.orona@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.6818
  • Research Interests: Chicano/a Literature, Chican@s in Film, Freshman Composition, Creative Writing
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  • Mary Pardo
    Professor

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Office: JR 144A
  • Email: mary.pardo@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.6589
  • Research Interests: Women of Color and Grassroots Activism, Urban Sociology, Women and Work, Qualitative Research Methods, Ethnographic Fieldwork, Feminist Theory
  • Rosa RiVera-Furumoto
    Professor

  • Ed.D., Education, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Office: JR 151C
  • Email: rosa.furumoto@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.6819
  • Research Interests: Chican@/Latin@ Parents' Critical Consciousness, Cultural Capital, School Involvement, Use of Chican@/Latin@ Children's Literature with Families for Purposes of Humanization, Urban School Militarization
  • David Rodriguez
    Professor

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Riverside
  • Office: JR 144D
  • Email: david.rodriguez@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.2973
  • Research Interests: Chicano Politics, Political Economy and Theory
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  • Denise Sandoval
    Professor

  • Ph.D., Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
  • Office: JR 121A
  • Email: denise.sandoval@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.6489
  • Research Interests: Popular Culture and the Arts, Cultural Histories of Los Angeles, Oral History, Community Histories
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  • Yarma Velázquez-Vargas
    Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Mass Communications, Florida State University
  • Office: JR 121B
  • Email: yarma.velazquez@csun.edu
  • Phone: 818.677.2737
  • Research Interests: Media Studies, Performance, Political Economy of Media, Puerto Rican Studies
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