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Mario Aguilar
Email: maguilar11@email.arizona.edu
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Sophie S. Alves (She/Her/Hers)
Email: salves1@email.arizona.edu

Sophie is a Ph.D. candidate in Mexican American Studies with a minor in Anthropology. Her dissertation research fosuses on the denaturalization of anti-immigrant discourses about Mexican immigrant women and their children. She is interested in immigration in genetal...
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Alejandra Baltazar
Email: alejandrab@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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Cathy Gastelum
Pima Community College Adjunct Faculty; PCC MEChA Co-Advisor
Email: cdg1204@email.arizona.edu

Cathy Duarte Gastelum, Ph.D. received her Doctor of Philosophy in Mexican American Studies from the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on the structural inequities that Latinx students encounter ...
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Gabriel Higuera
Email: ghiguera@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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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

My research brings Ethnic Studies together with human geography’s critical intellectual projects of exploring spatial inequalities. For my doctoral research, I am studying the 2020 Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) uprisings against police, state, and other forms of racialized violence to...
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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
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
PhD Student | Graduate Teaching Associate for Spanish & Portuguese
Email: jasp98@email.arizona.edu
Office: Harvill 135 (Virtual)

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 also a first-generation college student and immigrant from Guanajuato, Mexico.  His research interests are Mexican and Mexican American...
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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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Cindy Trejo
Email: cdtrejo@email.arizona.edu
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