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Mario Aguilar
Email: maguilar11@email.arizona.edu
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Sophie Alves (She/Her/Hers)
Email: salves1@email.arizona.edu
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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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Maria Federico Brummer
Email: mcfb@email.arizona.edu
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Jacqueline Larriva
Graduate Associate, Teaching in Graduate College Admin
Email: jlarriva@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-6961
Pronouns: (They/Them/Their)
 
Mx. Jacqueline 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 with a...
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Connie Lira-Saavedra
Email: cylirasaavedra@email.arizona.edu
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Blu Lopez Au
Email: slau1@email.arizona.edu
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Jose Malvido
Email: jmalvido@email.arizona.edu
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María José Mojardín López
Graduate Teaching Associate - MAS 150 B "Sex & Aids in the 21st Century"
Email: mojardin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0406

PhD candidate in Mexican American Studies.

Born and raised in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. I have a BA in International Studies and a MS in North American Studies, and am part of the first Mexican American Studies PhD cohort. In my research I use race, biopolitics and social determinants of...
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Vanessa Moreno
Email: vanessamoreno10@email.arizona.edu
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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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Juan Ortiz
Email: juanortiz@email.arizona.edu

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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Joel Saldana Perez
Ph.D. candidate
Email: jasp98@email.arizona.edu

Joel is a Ph.D. candidate in Mexican American Studies with a minor in Library and Information Science (Archival Studies) at the University of Arizona and is also a first-generation college student and immigrant from Guanajuato, Mexico.  His research interests are Mexican and Mexican American...
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Guadalupe Sotelo Valenzuela
Email: guadalupesotelo@email.arizona.edu
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Grace Tapia-Beltran
Email: gtapiabeltran@email.arizona.edu

Born in Tucson, raised in the City of South Tucson, where I currently reside with my husband of 26 years. Community renewal and the effect it has on youth and their education, drives me to fight for equality, diversity and inclusion. Preserving my ancestors' rich history, faith, language, and...
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Dianna Taylor
Email: diannat@email.arizona.edu
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Barbara Teso
Email: bteso@email.arizona.edu

I am a lifelong resident of the barrio of South Tucson.  I have a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona.  I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona with a major in...
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