Academics - Faculty Profiles

Maria Gutierrez de Soldatenko, PhD
Associate Professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o Transnational Studies

Maria Gutierrez de Soldatenko, PhD

Research Interests:

Gender, race and class; feminist theory; women and economic development; Chicana feminist epistemology; gender violence, and  Latina activism

Recent Courses:

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)

Selected Publications:

“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.