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Mexican American Studies Program

Mexican American Studies

Mexican American Studies

4th Annual Cultural Afromestizaje Symposium and Concert

Mexican American Studies

Mexican American Studies

4th Annual Cultural Afromestizaje Symposium and Concert

Mexican American Studies

Mexican American Studies

MAS Symposium: Decolonial Epistemologies

Mexican American Studies

Mexican American Studies

Faculty and students researching and planning



MAS Faculty


Currently, six full-time faculty comprise Mexican American Studies (MAS). Their expertise represents a range of disciplinary expertise, including anthropology, sociology, literature, education, creative writing, and media studies. They also draw on a variety of theoretical frameworks, including decolonial studies, critical race theory, and Chicana feminism. Our faculty take pride in mentoring MAS majors, preparing them to present research at national academic conferences (like the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies) and preparing them for advanced studies at prestigious graduate programs across the nation.


Dr. Marie “Keta” Miranda, Associate Professor, Director of MAS 


Dr. Josephine Méndez-Negrete, Full Professor                                


Dr. Carmen Tafolla, Full Professor                                                          


Dr. Liliana Saldaña, Associate Professor                                          


Dr. Marco Cervantes, Associate Professor                                         


Dr. Sonya M. Alemán, Associate Professor                                         



Areas of Expertise

Chicana/o culture and history
Community internships
Research on Chicana/o experience
Chicana Feminisms, Decolonial Theories, Critical Race Theory, Communication