Associate Professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o Transnational Studies
With Pitzer Since: 1998
Field Group: Chicana/o-Latina/o Transnational Studies and the Intercollegiate Department of Chicano/a Latino/a Studies at the Claremont Colleges
Campus Address: Scott Hall 224
Office Hours: Wednesday 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 4 :00 p.m.
MA, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, California State University, Los Angeles
Gender, race and class; feminist theory; women and economic development; Chicana feminist epistemology; gender violence, and Latina activism
Women in the Third World (CHLT60)
Contemporary Issues of Chicanas and Latinas (CHLT61CH)
Gender, Race and Class: Women of Color in the U.S. (CHLT115)
Gender and Global Restructuring (CHLT118)
Latinas in the Garment Industry (CHL154CH)
Chicana Feminist Epistemology (CHLT155CH & CHLT166CH)
Latinas’ Activism Work & Protest (CHLT157CH)
Women’s Ways of Knowing (CHLT168)
“Labor Organizers: Chicana and Latina Leadership in the Los Angeles Garment Industry,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, vol.23, no.1 (2002).
“Berta’s Story: Journey from Sweatshop to Showroom,” in Mary Romero and Abigail Stewart, eds., Women’s Untold Stories: Breaking Silence, Talking Back, Voicing Complexity. London and New York: Routledge, 1999.
“Made in the U.S.A.: Latinas/os, Garment Work and Ethnic Conflict in Los Angeles’ Sweatshops,” Cultural Studies, vol.13, no.2 (1999).
“Immigrant Enterprise and Labor in the Los Angeles Garment Industry,” in Edna Bonacich et.al., eds., Global Production: the Apparel Industry in the Pacific Rim. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1994. With James Loucky, Edna Bonacich and Greg Scott.
Recent Conferences and Invited Talks
Screening of the documentary Made in L.A. and accompanying panel presentations, April 2008.
“Chicana Feminist Epistemology” paper presented at the UCLA Women’s Studies Lecture, Los Angeles, CA, 2000.
“Chicana Standpoint Epistemology: Chicanas as Agents of Knowledge and Academic Research,” paper presented at the National Association of Chicana/o Studies Conference, Portland, OR, 2000.