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Graduate Student Body | Completed M.A. Qualifying Papers
Completed Dossier and M.A. Comprehensive Exams

 
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Eddy F. Alvarez (Chicana/o and Latina/o immigrant queer cultures, identities, sexualities and histories, queer community activism, aesthetics, theories, representation, geo-spatial queer narratives)
efa@umail.ucsb.edu

Michelle P. Baca (Representations of the body in Chicana/o cultural production; critical race and gender studies)
michellepbaca@umail.ucsb.edu

Ana Barba (US third world feminist epistemology and research methodology, identity and intersectionality, women of color activism and leadership, access, diversity, and equity in higher education)
a_barba@umail.ucsb.edu

Rosie C. Bermudez (Chicana feminism; women of color feminism; US third world women; Mexicana and Chicana activist history in Los Angeles; social movements; oral history; and Feminist Studies)
rbermudez@umail.ucsb.edu

Eduardo Blanco (Literature and subverting ideological apparatuses; spatial organizations of power and resistance; heterotopias; production of counter hegemonic postionalities)
eblanco@umail.ucsb.edu

William A. Calvo-Quiros (Chicana/o Epistemologies; knowledge & power;
lowriders; visual production; Chicana/o material culture; barriology)
wcalvo@umail.ucsb.edu

Nicholas F. Centino (Chicana/os in the atomic age; Chicana/o and Latina/o popular culture; Raza Rockabilly and Rhythm & Blues)
ncentino@umail.ucsb.edu

Carisa Prieto Cortez (Chicana feminism; identity constructs and critical race; gender and sexuality studies)
carisa@umail.ucsb.edu

Juan Sebastian Ferrada (Chicana/o language politics, particularly queer Latina/o linguistic practices, accent studies, bilingualism, and linguistic capital)
jsferrada@umail.ucsb.edu

Amy Foss (California indigenous peoples; mission studies; identity development; mental health treatment strategies)
amy_foss@umail.ucsb.edu

Francisco Fuentes (Latino religion & theology; postcolonialism; youth culture)
ffuentes@umail.ucsb.edu

Magda Garcia (Theorizations of empire, globalization, Women of Color feminisms, third space feminist theory (with an emphasis on Chicana), literary theory, border studies) magdagarcia@umail.ucsb.edu

Amber Rose González (Chican@ cultural studies; U.S. third world feminisms; Chicana feminism & folklore; gender & sexuality studies; oral history)
arg@umail.ucsb.edu

Sara Veronica Hinojos (Media Studies; Black and Brown race relations; Latina and Latino popular culture; Feminist Studies; sociolinguistics; and qualitative methods)
svhinojos@umail.ucsb.edu

Gustavo A. Lopez (Citizenship; nationalism; transnationalism; immigration (particularly with regards to their criminalization, incorporation, and political mobilization)
gustavoalopez@umail.ucsb.edu

Felicia Rhapsody Lopez (Aztec and Mayan cultures, writing, and mythology; writing of Chicana Fiction based on history, mythology, and religion)
frlopez@umail.ucsb.edu

Jessica Lopez Lyman (Chicana/US Third World Feminism, Minnesota Chicanidad, performance art and transracial community building)
jslyman@umail.ucsb.edu

Tomás A. Madrigal (Cultural studies; subaltern studies; indigenous studies; epistemologies of resistance)
tmadrigal@umail.ucsb.edu

Janett Barragan Miranda (The gay Latino/Chicano experience in the U.S. in junction with oral histories and performance studies)
janett@umail.ucsb.edu

Delores M. Mondragon (Chicana cultural production; intersectionality; oral history & oppositional ethnography through acquired space; multi-racial-cultural & Ethnic studies or veteran/active duty personnel; globalization; immigration; transnationalism; and border issues)
mondragon@umail.ucsb.edu

Ricardo Elias Ortega (Education policy; undocumented students; cultural studies; sexual deviancy; criminalized youth)
r_e_o@umail.ucsb.edu

Gloria Elena Poveda-Toriche (Chicanas/Latinas in higher education; CRT; Chicana/o Studies as a discipline rooted in: oral history, testimonio, cultural activism, social change, protest art, Chicano literary criticism, cultural memory)
gloria@umail.ucsb.edu

Marla Ramirez (Immigration; undocumented students in higher education; political/social movements)
marlaramirez@umail.ucsb.edu

Adrianna Michelle Santos (Chicana/o literature and cinema; feminist theory, pop culture; critical race; gender & sexuality)
adriannasantos@umail.ucsb.edu

Cristina Serna (Queer Chicana/o & Mexicana/o cultural production & activism; women of color & Xicana feminisms; queer people of color critical theories)
cserna76@umail.ucsb.edu

Adrianna Marie Bayer Simone (Chicana literature; Feminist Studies; postcolonial studies; Chicana falsa; multiple consciousness; gender and identity theory; and cultural studies)
adrianna@umail.ucsb.edu

Ester N. Trujillo (Latina/o entrepreneurship, semi-formal micro-enterprise and resilience; Central American diasporas and transnationalism; ethnography and oral history)
entrujillo@umail.ucsb.edu

Silvia Toscano Villanueva (Chicana/os & the educational pipeline; humanizing & transformative pedagogies; psychology of liberation & praxis; resistance ideologies & practices across borders; postcolonial theory & literature)
stvillanueva@umail.ucsb.edu

 

 Completed M.A. Qualifying Papers: go to top

Eddy F. Alvarez: ¿Transgénero inmigrante y qué?: Bamby Salcedo, Selfcraft, and the Making of a Transgender Male-to-Female Activist

Jose Anguiano: Listening to California's Missions: Mission Music and the Indigenous Experience in Colonial California

Michelle Baca: Ulcerated, Amputees and the Bodies That Could Save Them:
An Analysis of Alejandro Morales, Oscar Zeta Acosta and John Rechy

Eduardo Blanco: Reconfiguring the Semiotic Operationality of Textual Discourse in John Rechy’s The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez

William A. Calvo-Quiros: Lowriders as Expressions of Chicana/o Vernacular Knowledge

Thomas Carrasco: Days of Troy Oppositional Performance as Cultural Production in Los Angeles' Troy Cafe, 1990-1995

Nicholas F. Centino: From London to East Los’ A Cultural History of La Raza and the Rockabilly Scene

Carisa Prieto Cortez: Inking Identity: A study of Individual and Collective Motivations For Tattoo Among Chicana College Students in California

Amy Foss: Histories of Marginalization, the State, and Dis-Memberings of California Indigenous People: An Oral History of a Barbareño Chumash Elder

Francisco Fuentes: Men and Masculinities in the Maquiladora Shop Floor: A Case Study of one of Central Mexico's Maquiladoras

Amber Rose González:  The Labor of Memory:  Personal Risks and Collective Concerns in the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Supermarket Strike.

Sara Veronica Hinojos: Re-Visions of Chico and the Man: Chicanos and 1970s Television

Rolando Rene Longoria II: Silence and Femicide in Ciudad Juarez: A Critical, Post-Colonial Study

Felicia Rhapsody Lopez:  Mayahuel and Maguey as Teotl in the Codex Borgia: Establishing a Visual Grammar for Reading Directional Tree Panels

Jessica Lopez Lyman: Isolated Vidas: Reclaiming Minnesota Chicana/o Bodies, Sitios y Lenguas

Tomás A. Madrigal: Community Formation at Goleta Barbers: A Case Study of a Mexican/Chicano Barrio Barbershop in Goleta, CA

Ricardo Elias Ortega: Latino Undergraduates Navigating the Undocumented University

Marla Ramirez: “A New Brown Model Minority”? — Undocumented immigrant youth, AB 540, and the federal DREAM Act

Adrianna Michelle Santos: Theorizing Beyond Metaphor to Survival Narrative: Chicana Discourses of Rape and Sexual Violence in Ana Castillo’s So Far From God.

Cristina Serna: "Queer Globalizations": Exploring Transnationalized Feminist Cultures among Queer Chicana, Latina, and Mexican Lesbian Activists and Artists

Jessie Turner: An Impermissible Borderlands: White/Mexican Multiraciality and the Vectors of Identity Formation, Migration, and Chican@ Community Membership.

 

 Completed Dossier and M.A. Comprehensive Exams: go to top

Nichole M. Garcia
Gustavo A.  Lopez
Delores M. Mondragon
Ester N. Trujillo

 
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