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Pitzer Professor and Alumna Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Wins Diversity Teaching Award

Suyapa Portillo VilledaClaremont, Calif. (March 8, 2018)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 was awarded a 2018 Claremont Colleges Diversity Teaching Award, which honors innovative educational activities and programs that address issues related to diversity and inclusion both inside and outside college classrooms. Portillo’s contributions to teaching and learning, along with those of Pomona College Professor Sara [Read More...]
March 8, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda Awarded Fulbright to Examine Motives for Migration in Honduras

Suyapa Portillo Villeda '96, assistant professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies.Claremont, Calif. (June 8, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Research Fellowship to Honduras, where she will investigate narratives of migration from the point of view of Hondurans, focusing on the experiences of women and LGBTI youth. Portillo, assistant professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a transnational studies, will combine archival research with [Read More...]
June 8, 2017
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Pitzer Professor Honored for LGBTI Advocacy Work in Central America

Claremont, Calif. (June 17, 2016)—Pitzer College Assistant Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 was recognized for her LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) advocacy work with the Handkerchief “Color of Freedom” award from Cattrachas, a Central American nonprofit LGBTI organization. Portillo Villeda, who teaches Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies at Pitzer, is the author of Honduras LGBT [Read More...]
June 17, 2016
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Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda Elected to Modern Language Association Executive Committee

Claremont, Calif. (January 25, 2016)—Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies Suyapa Portillo Villeda has been elected to the executive committee for the Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) Hemispheric American Forum of the Modern Language Association (MLA). Her five-year term on the committee began on January 11. The Modern Language Association is a [Read More...]
January 25, 2016
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Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Explores Honduran Resistance Movement in New Book

Claremont, Calif. (February 6, 2015)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 examines the Honduran organized resistance movement and its historical antecedents in a chapter in a new book, Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from Below. In “Honduras: Refounding the Nation, Building a New Kind of Social Movement,” Portillo looks at the sociopolitical map [Read More...]
February 6, 2015