The Women of Color in Academia group at Cal State San Bernardino will host a panel discussion highlighting the recent works by tenure-track faculty members who are part of the organization. A book signing will follow. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the John M. Pfau Library (PL-5005). Parking at CSUSB is $6. Light refreshments will be served. The panelists include: 

  • Nancy Acevedo-Gil, assistant professor, Department of Educational Leadership. Acevedo-Gil’s paper, “College-Conocimiento: Toward an Interdisciplinary Understanding of Latina/o/x College Choice,” proposes college-conocimiento as a framework that contextualizes Latinx student college choices within the inequitable distribution of institutional resources in the K-12 system.
  • Liliana Conlisk Gallegos, assistant professor, Department of Communication Studies. Conlisk Gallegos’ article “Somos la dignidad rebelde: On Mexican Indigenous praxis of resistance pedagogy, no longer misappropriated under US ‘innovative’ methods” focuses on the decolonial tactics of “Rainbow Journalism,” which are simultaneously founded in the transfronteriza experiences of the author and Xicanx, Africana, Feminist, Queer resistance approaches.
  • Edna Martinez, assistant professor, Department of Educational Leadership. Martinez will present her work “The Rules Change: Exploring Faculty Experiences and Work Expectations within a Drifting Community College Context.”
  • Yvette J. Saavedra, assistant professor, Department of History. Saavedra’s book “Pasadena Before the Roses: Race, Identity, and Land Use in Southern California, 1771-1890” takes a detailed look at the city’s past beginning with the arrival of the Spanish and establishment of the San Gabriel Mission.
  • Isabel Huacuja Alonso, assistant professor, Department of History. Huacuja Alonso will explore her work “Radio, Citizenship and the ‘Sound Standards’ of Newly Independent India.”

 The Women of Color in Academia, which was established in fall 2016, was created to converge teaching, research and social action, as well as to make a space in which women-of-color faculty can discuss these aspects of their professional careers through an intersectional perspective.