Chicana-Chicano Studies

Stevie Ruiz

Stevie Ruiz
Associate Professor
Office location:
JR 144E



B.A., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

M.A., Latin American Studies (Geography emphasis), San Diego State University

M.A., Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego, 2015

Areas of Interest:

Stevie Ruiz’s interdisciplinary research and teaching focuses on environmental justice, comparative race and ethnicity, critical science studies, and cultural geography. He is currently working on a book project titled “Stewards of the Land: Race, Space, and Environmental Justice” (under contract with University of North Carolina Press). Selected Publications can be accessed here:

Peer Reviewed Articles

 Stevie Ruiz.  “Contesting Legal Borderlands: Policing Insubordinate Spaces in Imperial County’s Farm Worker Communities, 1933-1940,” for Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies 7(2), Fall 2020. 

 Stevie Ruiz with Long Bui, “Unearthing Racial Histories of Sexology in the Global South,” Ethnic Studies Review 43(1), Spring 2020.

 Stevie Ruiz.  “The Double Life: Respectability Politics and Spatial Formation in Feminicide Films” in Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, Fall 2019/Winter 2020.

 Stevie Ruiz with Michelle Aranda Coss, Jesus Jimenez, and Renée Martínez.  “Indigenous Approaches to Climate Resilience:  A Roundtable Discussion with the ‘Digital Environmental Humanities Lab,’ for Invited Special Issue of “Imagining Alternatives,” in Resilience: A Journal of Environmental Humanities, Winter 2019.

 Stevie Ruiz.  “Redressing Injustice: Las Madres de Las Desaparecidas’ Fight Against Feminicide in Ciudad Juárez,” Epistemological Others, Languages, Literatures, Exchanges and Societies (EOLLES) in Groupe De Recherche Identités et Cultures (GRIC), Université Le Havre Normandie, France, July 2019.   

 Stevie Ruiz.  “Another University is Possible: Student Activism Against Colonial Education in the California State University system,” in About Campus, June 2019.

 Stevie Ruiz with Maira Areguin, Eduardo Estrada, Jesus Jimenez, Diane Lopez, Karla Sanchez, and Janet Valenzuela.  “Radicalizing the Digital Humanities: Reimagining Environmental Justice Research and Teaching,” for Invited Special Issue of “Toward Public Pedagogies: Teaching Outside Traditional Classrooms,” in Radical Teacher: A Socialist, Feminist, and Anti-Racist Journal on the Theory and Practice of Teaching no. 109, Fall 2017, 29-37.

 Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Lisa Sun-Hee Park with Stevie Ruiz.  “Racial Minorities in the United States: Race, Migration, and Reimagining Environmental Justice” for Environmental Justice: Key Issues, Ed. Brendan Coolsaet.  London: Routledge, 2020.