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Sylvia Mendoza

CRES Lecturer

Rees-Jones Hall, Rm. 204 | 817-257-7160



Ph.D., Ed, Culture, and Society, University of Utah (2015)
MA, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, UT-San Antonio (2009)
BA, Print Journalism, UT-Austin (2004)

Courses Taught

CRES 10103: Engaging Difference and Diversity in America
CRES 30993: Special Topics-Black and Brown Youth Resistance
CRES 40993: Internship & Field Research Experience

Areas of Focus

Chicanx/Ethnic Studies
Anzaldúan/Border pedagogies
Chicanx/Latinx feminisms/methodologies
Critical youth studies

Mendoza Aviña, S. (2016) “That’s ratchet”: A Chicana Feminist Rasquache Pedagogy as Entryway to Understanding the Material Realities of Contemporary Latinx Elementary Aged Youth. Equity & Excellence in Education, 49(4), 468-479.

Morales, S., Mendoza, S., & Delgado Bernal, D. (2016). Education in nepantla: A Chicana feminist approach to engaging Latina/o elementary youth in Ethnic Studies. In Buenavista, T.L., Marin, J.R., Ratcliff, A.J., & Sandoval, D.M. (Eds.). White washing American Education: The new culture wars in Ethnic Studies. Prager Publishers.

Mendoza, S. (2015). Reimagining K-12 education with/through Gloria E. Anzaldúa. In Saldívar Hull, S.; Mercado-López, L.; & Pérez, D. (Eds.). El Mundo Zurdo 5. Aunt Lute Press.

University of Houston, Center for Mexican American Studies, Visiting Scholar

University of Texas at Austin, Center for Mexican American Studies/Benson Latin American Collection, Gloria Anzaldúa Fellow

American Educational Research Association

Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies