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Parvin Abyaneh

Professor Emerita

Dr. Parvin Abyaneh is a sociologist by training. She received a MA at Teheran University and a PhD from the University of California, Riverside in 1986. She has been a faculty member of the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department since 1989. Dr. Abyaneh teaches courses in the areas of Women and Middle Eastern Studies. 


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José M. Aguilar-Hernández

Assistant Professor 


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Gilbert R. Cadena

Professor 

I finished teaching my last Capstone Sr. Project sequence of EWS 395, 461 & 462. I have taught these courses for the last 11 years and will no longer be teaching them.

My current research focuses on community service-learning. I presented a workshop with Dr. Gomez on "Strategies for Getting Through Tenure: Service-learning, Scholarship and Activism" at the National Association for Chican@ Studies (NACCS) annual conference in Chicago, IL. (March 2012)
 

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Patricia de Freitas

Professor Emerita 
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Sandy Dixon

Associate Professor

This past year I published new work titled "The Dynamics of Native American Women and their Experiences: Identifying Ideologies and Theories that Help Explain Oppression," in Voices of Native American Educators, edited by Sheila T. Gregory. I was awarded the Kellogg Legacy Grant and the Provost/Vice-President of Student Affairs Grant to create new programs that advanced Native American recruitment and retention in higher education. I also presented the results of these initiatives at the Native American Education Summit and at the American Indian Student Advocacy Institute. 

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Terri Gómez

Chair, Professor

I teach both Chicana/o Studies and Women's Studies courses. Most recently, I have taught a women's empowerment course in the Chino Institute for Women as part of the Prison Education Project.

As a trained political theorist, I have multiple interdisciplinary research interests, including political theory, Chicana/US women of color feminisms, Chicana/o Latina/o history, Latina/o education (particularly first generation college students), service learning and high impact practices, and feminist co-mentoring. Along with Professors Dixon, Jain and Pacleb, I am part of the La Bounty Grant which focused on Body Politics: the experimented body, the violated body, the incarcerated body, the spiritual body, and the gendered body. The year long speaker series was a collaborative effort with the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers.

I presented my research on service learning as a high impact practice at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) and will present on Chicana/Latina Leadership in academia at the Mujeres Activas para Cambio Social (MALCS) conference this summer. 


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Alvaro Huerta

Assistant Professor

Dr. Alvaro Huerta holds a joint faculty appointment in Urban & Region Planning and Ethnic & Women’s Studies. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Huerta teaches and conducts research on the intersecting domains of community & economic development, Chicana/o & Latina/o studies, immigration & Mexican diaspora, social movements, social networks and the informal economy. Apart from his journal articles, social commentaries and edited volumes, he is the author of the book, “Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm," (San Diego State University Press, 2013).

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Toni C. Humber

Professor Emerita

My research is called "Where Black Is Brown: The African Diaspora in Mexico." This includes ongoing research in Mexico and other Latin American countries. 

I recently returned from Bimini, Bahamas. There I investigated "freedom seekers" who left the South during slavery and found freedom in the Bahamas. I also visited Andros, an island that has descendants of Black Seminoles who left Florida when it became a US acquisition and they would no longer have been free. 


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Anita Jain

Assistant Professor

This past year I published work from my dissertation titled, "Diasporic Tensions: Mapping the Contradictions of Indian Femininity," in Dimensions of International Migration, edited by Paivi H. Hoikkala and Dorothy D. Wills. I embarked on new research studying domestic workers that was funded by a Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award with the aid of three student research assistants: Lucia Soriano, Grecia Perez, and Ahide Gutierrez. I was Advisor of the year for the College of Education and Integrative Studies. And lastly, Dr. Susan Terri Gomez, and I taught an Introduction to Women's Studies course at the California Institute for Women. 

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Haiming Liu

Professor

Dr. Haiming Liu is a historian by training. He received his doctorate from the University of California, Irvine in 1994. He has been a faculty member in the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department since 1994. He specializes in Asian and Asian American Studies. Dr. Liu was awarded a Fulbright grant in Spring 2012 and is currently a visiting scholar at a University in Hong Kong. 

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Jocelyn Pacleb

Jocelyn Pacleb

Associate Professor

My areas of research are in Asian American Studies, Filipina/o Americans, gender, labor, militarism, race and ethnicity, and immigration. My earlier research was on Filipina/o immigrant navy families in San Diego. Building on my earlier work, my current work compares the experiences of other immigrants in the U.S. military with Filipinas/os. 

I was part of the 2011-2012 La Bounty Endowed Chair in Interdisciplinary Applied Knowledge committee where we granted $40,000 for academic programs on "Challenging Social Norms: Re-envisioning Women, Gender, Sexuality, and the Body." I also have a Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) Faculty Summer Fellowship to continue my work on immigrants in the U.S. military. 


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Richard Santillan

Professor Emeritus


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AfilliatedProfessors

Professor Richard Navarro (ED)
Associate Professor Teisha Roby(ED)
Associate Professor Hend Gilli-Elewy (IGE)
Associate Professor Myriam Casimir (ED)

Adjunct Professors

Dr. Brian G. Foster
Dr. Jose Pepe Aguilar Hernandez
Dennis Lopez
Shayda Kafai
Richard Newton
Heidi Coronado-Olsen
Tracey Quach

Staff

Martha Yanamura

Martha Yanamura

Department Coordinator
meyanamura@csupomona.edu