Visiting Assistant Professor in Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
|Department:||Department of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures|
|Office Address:||Balch 211|
|Office Phone:||(909) 607-2806|
- Ph.D. in Educational Studies. Claremont Graduate University, 2008.
- ABD, Doctoral Studies in Spanish. The Ohio State University, 1985-1991.
- M.A. in Spanish. Ohio University, 1985.
- B.A. in English and French Literature. Universidad Veracruzana, México, 1983.
Areas of Expertise
- Second language acquisition
- Popular education, community engaged education and service learning
- Indigenous languages, culture and literatures
- On-line Education
Intercultural understanding, social justice and civic engagement.
I have contributed to various non-profits as a member of the Board of Directors who provide services to day laborers, incarcerated women on parole, minority children and Hispanic families affected by alcohol or drugs (Pomona Day Labor Center, Crossroads, Inc., Uncommon Good and Prevención y Rescate).
Selected Research and Publications
Indigenous Literatures in Educational Practice: A Case Study. Lambert Academic Publishing. Summer 2015.
“La Faz Social de un Huracán: Un Modelo de Opresión, Turismo, y Lucha en Cancún” in Género en la Epoca de la Globalizacion: Miradas desde el Mundo Maya. Plaza y Valdez/Universidad de Mérida. January 2011.
“Leadership from the Bottom: A Case Study of the Women of Matlaquiahuitl” in Women of Color: Taking their rightful place in leadership. Birkdale Publishers, San Diego, Ca. March 2010.