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S. Alves



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Juvenal Caporale
Email: jcaporale@email.arizona.edu
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Jacqueline Castillo-Larriva
Graduate Associate in College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Email: jlarriva@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7763
Office: Bear Down Gym; CLAS Advising
Pronouns: (They/Them/Their)
 
Mx. Jacqueline Castillo-Larriva was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and has long standing roots in the Tucson and University of Arizona (U of A) communities. Jacqueline is an alum of the Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program and graduated...
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David Cid
Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email: dcid@email.arizona.edu
Office: Chávez 212

I am a third generation Xicano from Boyle Heights, CalifAztlán. I have a BA and an MA in Chican@ Studies from Cal State L.A. I am currently a full-time Ph.D. student in Mexican American Studies with a research interest in reassessing Chican@ urban life through an examination of the multiple...
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Cathy Gastelum
Email: cdg1204@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5202
Office: McClelland Park, 235L

Cathy Duarte Gastelum is a Ph. D. student in Mexican American Studies. Her minor is Educational Leadership with a focus on Race and Education. Cathy's research focuses on Mexican students and how their actions impact the community. She credits Tucson Unified School District's...
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Rachel Gomez
Graduate Teaching Associate
Email: rpaz@email.arizona.edu
Office: Chavez, room 212

Gomez studies the influence of race in urban education and youth development. Her work investigates the significance of critical pedagogies on the...
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Gabriel Higuera
Email: ghiguera@email.arizona.edu
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Graciela Jauregui
Dual degree student working towards a Masters of Public Health and a Masters in Mexican American Studies
Email: jauregui@email.arizona.edu
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Liliana Manriquez

My name is Liliana Manriquez. I am first generation Mexican American. I identify as Chicana and am currently pursuing my MS in Mexican American Studies. My focus is on the mental health of a Chicana college student. I was born and raised in Oxnard California and received a BA in Psychology and a...
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Maria Jose Mojardín López
Graduate Teaching Associate - MAS 150B "HIV AIDS in the 21st Century"
Email: mojardin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0406
Office: Chávez Building, Room 207 A

Born and raised in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. I have a BA in International Studies and a MA in North American Studies. I got accepted in the first Mexican American Studies PhD cohort in 2013. I am doing a minor in Public Health.

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Erika Nacim
Email: erikanacim@email.arizona.edu

Erika Sylvia Nacim was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Crossing the border almost daily into Juárez was an integral part of her childhood, though as she grew older and border politics more insidious, trips across the Rio Grande became less frequent. She attended High School in Tucson, Arizona...
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Victoria Navarro Benavides
Email: vnbenavides@email.arizona.edu

Victoria is a first-generation, Chicana college graduate from Fresno, California and proud daughter to Mexican American parents. She is a sister, tia, and friend who is committed to advocating for social justice in and outside of educational institutions. She is a scholar/practitioner...
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Juan Ortiz

Juan Ortiz is an artist, activist and community organizer who was most recently Creative Alliance’s Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Fellow for 2016 – 2017. Ortiz is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the Community Arts Masters in Fine Arts program. He is presently a doctoral...
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Luis A. Perales
PhD Candidate
Email: perales@email.arizona.edu

Luis Alberto Perales Villarreal, M.S. is a native son of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.  He is the son of an immigrant mother and an 6th generation Tejano father.  His rural upbringing along the U.S./Mexico borderlands is the backdrop to his intimate relationship with the...
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Joel A Saldana Perez
PhD Student / Teaching Assistant
Email: jasp98@email.arizona.edu
Office: Cesar E. Chavez, #210B

Joel is a PhD student in Mexican American Studies with a minor in Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona and is a first-generation college student and immigrant from Guanajuato, Mexico.  His research interests focus on traditional healing knowledge and practices (i.e. home...
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Barbara Teso
Email: bteso@email.arizona.edu
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