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Welcome to UTSA’s Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (REGSS). Born from student, community, and university activism, our newly formed department is committed to working with students, community, staff, and faculty to strive towards equality and social justice within the university and society as a whole.

REGSS currently hosts three program areas: African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. These areas provide opportunities for intellectual growth with an emphasis on diasporic, decolonial, and intersectional approaches towards race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality studies in education.

Given the ongoing problems of racism and sexual violence that continue to impact our institutions and communities, we remain committed to preparing our students to act as agents of social change in academic, legal, and non-profit fields. At REGSS, the staff and faculty remain devoted to helping our students navigate within the university to work towards a more equal and just world. Our website contains more information on program areas and faculty interests. Please contact us with any questions about our department.


Marco Cervantes

Marco Cervantes
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Assigned Faculty

As we grow, so does our faculty. Coming soon

We honor what you know.

This is the main tenet of our faculty and staff because many of us grew up in the same communities and families as our students. Our life and work experiences often overlap with those who sit in our classrooms, which makes many students feel respected and at home in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Associate Professor and Interim Chair

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