Suyapa Portillo Villeda, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies
M.A, Ph.D., Cornell University
B.A., Pitzer College
Gender and labor history in the Americas; Central American immigrants and migration; Honduras and Hondurans in the US; Central American transnational social movements; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender human rights in Central America
History of Central Americans in the US (CHLT072)
Gender, Sexuality, and Healthcare in the Americas (CHLT079)
Selected Publications and Public Commentary:
"'Outing' Honduras: A Human Rights Catastrophe in the Making," North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) Report on the Americas, vol.45, no.3 (October 2012).
"The Los Angeles May Day 'Queer Contingent' and the Politics of Inclusion," Huffington Post, May 5, 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suyapa-portillo/the-los-angeles-may-day-q_b_1476762.html
"Honduran Immigrants," Ronald H. Bayor, ed., Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2011.
"The Coup that Awoke a People's Resistance," North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) Report on the Americas (March/April, 2010).
"The Census: Learning to Count Decade by Decade," Huffington Post, March 15, 2009. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suyapa-portillo/the-census-learning-to-co_b_499347.html#comments
Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Talks:
"The 1954 Honduran Banana Strike," paper presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, San Diego, CA, August, 2012.
"Central American Feminismos and Intersectionality: A Roundtable," workshop organizer and panelist, XXX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, May, 2012.
"Dialoguing Across Oppressions?: The Honduran Resistance, the LGBTTI Community and Honduran Immigrants in the U.S," chair and presenter, XXX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, May, 2012.
"Hondurans and Other Central Americans: Organizing Challenges and Opportunities in Los Angeles," paper presented at Untold Stories: Transnational Voices of Central Americans, Young Research Library, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, March, 2012.
"The Art of Resistance: Immigration," panelist, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, March, 2012.
"Gender, Sexuality and the Solidarity Movement," paper presented at the Lozano Long Conference: A LLILAS-CMAS, University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX, February, 2012.
Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors:
"Polished Apple" teaching award, California State University Northridge, 2012
Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellowship, Pomona College, 2009-2010
Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation for Research Abroad Fellowship, 2006
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2004
Board Member, Latino Equality Alliance, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-present
May Day Queer Contingent Organizing Committee, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-2012