RAZA 210: Latino Health Care Perspectives [20 hours Community Service Learning]
Diseases and health conditions that are prevalent in underserved populations; socio-economic, political, racial, cultural, and environmental factors that influence conditions in Raza communities in the U.S. (Formerly RAZA 210)
ETHS 100: Introduction to Ethnic Students
History, objectives, and philosophy of Ethnic Studies. Student’s personal, educational, and career development in a pluralistic society and in an institute of higher education.
ETHS 110: Critical Thinking and Ethnic Studies
Basic skills involved in understanding, criticizing, and constructing arguments by using materials reflective of experiences of ethnic/racial groups in the U.S.
AFRS 204: Introduction to Black Creative Arts
Culture of Black Americans through examination of the creativity of its women artists.
SW 699: Independent Study
Pride Peer Student Leader. Included tabling, creating resources, organizing events, and networking on and off-campus.
COUN 606: Introduction to Peer Counseling [32 Hours Community Service Learning]
Clinical processes to help individual students learn listening, responding, interpretation, decision-making, program development, implementation, and evaluation skills. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.
WGS 200: Introduction to Women & Gender Studies
Introduction to origins, purpose, subject matter, and methods of women and gender studies and the feminist perspectives on a range of social issues affecting women
WGS 514: Women & the Prison Industrial Complex
Incarceration of women and children in prisons, jails, juvenile and mental institutions. Treatment on the basis of race, class, and ethnicity; reforms or alternatives to incarceration.
SXS 421: Homophobia and Coming Out
Sources, forms, and history of homophobia; processes and consequences of coming out as related to gender, ethnicity, religion, age, socio-economic background, and physical ability
WGS 512: Feminist Approaches to Queer Identities and Communities
Examination of queer identities in cultural and historical contexts, using a transnational feminist approach. Presents a challenge to Western assumptions about sexual identities and analysis of sexuality through nation, gender, race and class.
COUN 699: Independent Study [45 Hours Community Service Learning]
Pride Peers Student Leader. Worked on laying the groundwork for the first annual Queer Yo Mind Conference. Also worked on building on-campus LGBTQ resources and programs.
ETHS 360: Cultural Dialogues and Ethnic Literature
Ethnic literature as a comparative dialogue between cultures, in relation to other forms of artistic expressions, and within the context of the humanities, cultural patterns, aesthetic experiences, and political activism.
WGS 578: Women, Globalization, and Ecology
Ecological issues concerning women and gender from a third world women’s perspective: environmental racism and justice, ecology, health, development, and international human rights
SXS 301: Perspectives of GLBT Studies
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies as a field of knowledge. Cultural, social, political, and personal aspects of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual issues.
SXS 699: Independent Study
Summer Institute Internship at Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality. Involved administrative work, outreach for participants, communication with speakers, and creation of promotional materials.
SXS 314: GLBT History
History of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals
SXS 567: Cross-Cultural Sex and Gender
Sex, sexuality, and gender; the control of sexuality, cultural components of gender role and gender identity, and symbolic aspects of sex and gender.
WGS 300: Gender, Race, and Nation – GWAR
Intersectional, transnational, transdisciplinary analysis of women and gender. Topics include U.S. women of color feminisms and contemporary social justice movements.
LTNS 410: Seminar on Gender and Latinas
Political, social, economic, and cultural influences affecting the Raza woman in the U.S. and Latin America.
WGS 552: Transgender Identities and Communities
Examination of transgender and transsexual identities in cultural and historical contexts using a transnational feminist approach. Presents a challenge to Western gender binaries and analyzes gender through nation, race, sexuality, and class.
WGS 601: Cultures of Consumption
Analysis of how neoliberal service economies, particularly urban tourism, reconfigure and put to work race and gender meanings. Focus on the production of new modes of consumption including racialized tourist sites, cosmopolitan adventures, and gay weddings.
SXS 699: Independent Study
Teaching Assistant for SXS 421.
WGS 621: Feminist Theories
Analysis of feminist theories and practices internationally and historically; examination of theories of gender, race, class, sexuality, identity, community, modernity, and nation. Study of methods, histories, and implications of feminist thought in various academic, cultural, and political contexts.
WGS 690: Senior Seminar
Focuses on enabling students to evaluate their learning progress by creating a portfolio which includes writing a paper analyzing their work. Students collaborate to produce a publication.
WGS 699: Research Methods in Advanced Transgender Studies (Independent Study)
This study will be focused on Transgender Women of Color across space and time. Using various research methods to uncover these herstories and examine a modern existence. I am interested in contextualizing Transgender Women of Color within neoliberalism, and specifically examining commodification of their bodies in terms of sex work.