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Mario Aguilar
Email: maguilar11@email.arizona.edu
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S. Alves



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Alejandra Baltazar
Email: alejandrab@email.arizona.edu
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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
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email: cdg1204@email.arizona.edu
Office: Chavez 212

Cathy Duarte Gastelum is a Ph.D. Candidate in Mexican American Studies. Her minor is Educational Leadership with a focus on Race and Education. Cathy's research focuses on structural inequalities that hinder the success of Latinx students in P-20 education. She credits the...
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Gabriel Higuera
Email: ghiguera@email.arizona.edu
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Connie Lira-Saavedra
Email: cylirasaavedra@email.arizona.edu
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Diana López
Email: diana357@email.arizona.edu

Diana López was born in El Paso, Texas but raised in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua until she was ten years old. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Spanish, and Gender and Sexuality Studies from New Mexico State University where she was recognized as the Outstanding Undergraduate...
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Sarah Lopez Au
Email: slau1@email.arizona.edu
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Diego Martinez-Lugo
Email: dmartinezlugo@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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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

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 6thgeneration 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 Saldana Perez
Email: jasp98@email.arizona.edu

Video Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG-3vEo5dks

Joel is a PhD student in Mexican American Studies with a minor in Library and Information Science (Archival Studies) at the University of Arizona and is a first-...
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Dianna Taylor
Email: diannat@email.arizona.edu
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Barbara Teso
Email: bteso@email.arizona.edu
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Cindy Trejo
Email: cdtrejo@email.arizona.edu
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