Ph.D. Graduate Student in American Studies with Graduate Certification in Digital Humanities M.F.A. in Creative Writing with Graduate Certificate in Mexican American Studies, University of Texas Pan American B.A. in English, Magna Cum Laude, University of Texas Pan American
My research interest includes Chicana feminism, global feminism, queer studies, the prison–industrial complex, immigration policies, and affect theory. The research I have conducted and written covers a wide array of … » More …
The following undergraduate courses are taught by CCGRS faculty and instructors; for a full list of courses offered, see the Schedules of Courses. For American studies courses numbered 500 and above, see our Graduate Courses.
In 1998 the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis filed a writ petition against the Indian government to prevent local drug manufacturers from producing generic HIV and cancer medications. Rather than framing queer politics in India as a matter of state-sanctioned citizenship in which queers rally for legal rights, “Patently Queer: Late Effects and the Sexual Economies of India” considers this case of Novartis AG v. Union of India as a … » More …
In a time when divisiveness and fear permeate our nation, CCGRS faculty, students, and staff remain committed to working together for social justice and to safeguarding a community that fosters and respects difference. CCGRS stands against abuse, bullying, racism, xenophobia, transphobia, and all forms of sexism.
We will continue to strive for transformative knowledge, understanding, action, and hope in an unequal but increasingly interconnected world.
Click on a course title for its syllabus. The following undergraduate courses are taught by CCGRS faculty and instructors; for a full list of courses offered, see the Schedules of Classes. For American studies courses numbered 500 and above, see our Graduate Courses.
Free Books & Movies! Looking for the perfect book to amp up your personal library? Searching for a thought-provoking read? Stop by the CCGRS Book Bash table on the Terrell Mall to peruse and take home however many books or movies you like! Books and movies have been contributed by people all around campus and are available to everyone.
The CCGRS Critical Film Collective, Diversity Education, and Hispanic Heritage Month present a screening and discussion of No Más Bebés (No More Babies) on Tuesday, September 20, 6:00–8:00 p.m. in Todd Hall 230. The discussion will be facilitated by Veronica Sandoval.
No Más Bebés tells the story of 10 undocumented Mexican women who filed a class-action lawsuit (Madrigal v. Quilligan) in 1975 against L.A. County doctors, the state of California, and the federal government for sterilizing them without consent. Alongside an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a … » More …