Alejandra Valencia Medina

Graduate Student

Office Hours

Tuesdays 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Office Location

Zoom Meeting ID: 834 9944 9075


Latina gender and sexuality; Latina mothering; Digital media analysis; Plática methodology; Higher Education


Ph.D (in Progress), Chicana and Chicano Studies University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, minor in Psychological Science Pomona College



Alejandra is a doctoral student in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at UC Santa Barbara. Her research is focused on the intersections between Latina sexuality and Latina mothering. She is particularly interested in using plática methodology to complicate the ways Latinas during emerging adulthood understand and reflect on their sexuality.


Valencia Medina, J. A., Rios, K., Aleman Tovar, J., Burke, M. (2019, July). Exploring patterns between school perceptions, child behavior, and maternal well-being among Latina mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). International Journal of Developmental Disabilities.


Teaching Assistant

Spring 2022 CHST 1B: Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies - Gender