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Sepúlveda, Enrique, III Assistant Professor

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  • I am the son of Mexican migrant workers from the Texas/Mexican border who grew up in an urban, multiracial California city. I have been a bilingual teacher and principal in Latinx working class communities. These experiences have shaped my lens to interrogate dominant structures, narratives and practices around culture, race and language that serve to keep people from realizing their full humanity. I center my research projects in Latinx communities heavily impacted by global migration in California, El Salvador, and Spain. My research examines how Latinx youth and families negotiate from the bottom up global transnational migration, citizenship, belonging, race and complex identity formation processes in the context of severe inequality and structural constraints within sending and receiving contexts of the migration circuit. My work seeks to develop methodologies/pedagogies that facilitate understanding of the complex, liminal lives of migrant subjects and their acts resistance.

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  • Migration and border studies in global Latino/a communities, Citizenship, Identity, belonging in Latino/a migrant communities, Social theory, critical ethnography, participatory action research, Education, race and social change, equity and school reform

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Teaching

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  • ETHN 2001 - Foundations of Comparative Ethnic Studies: Race, Gender and Culture(s)
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduction to the study of race, ethnicity and gender in the United States. Overview of concepts, theories and analytic frames that shape the interdisciplinary field of Ethnic Studies. Focuses on historic, institutional, legal and cultural issues that impact African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Chicanas and Chicanos, European Americans, Native Americans and Indigenous peoples in the U.S.
  • ETHN 2014 - Themes in American Culture 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Enables students to explore various themes in post-1865 American culture. Examines these themes, which vary each year, in their social context.
  • ETHN 2536 - Survey of Chicana/o History and Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Through historical and social scientific studies, novels, autobiographies, testimonies, films, music, and art, this course will provide students a survey of Chicana/o history and culture. Historical overviews of Chicana/o peoples from Mesoamerica; the Spanish Conquest; the historical presence of Chicana/o peoples in the Southwest; the rise of the Chicana/o student and community movements; immigration issues; and the gender, sexuality, and criminalization issues.
  • ETHN 4306 - The Chicana and Chicano and U.S. Social Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Gives special attention to ways U.S. institutions (i.e., legal, economic, educational, governmental and social agencies) affect Chicanas and Chicanos. Discusses internal colonialism, institutional racism, assimilation and acculturation, and identity. Same as ETHN 5306.
  • ETHN 5306 - The Chicana and Chicano and U.S. Social Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Gives special attention to ways U.S. institutions (i.e., legal, economic, educational, governmental and social agencies) affect Chicanas and Chicanos. Discusses internal colonialism, institutional racism, assimilation and acculturation, and identity. Same as ETHN 4306.
  • ETHN 6841 - Advanced Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    This is a graduate level directed readings course designed to expand student knowledge in a particular area of concentration with a broad interdisciplinary and comparative framework. These areas of concentration include work in Africana, American Indian, Asian American, Chicana and Chicano and Transnational/Hemispheric ethnic studies. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

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