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Raisa Alvarado

Raisa Alvarado

Instructional Faculty, Summer Session - State Support, Assistant Professor


Instructional Faculty, Summer Session - State Support
Communication & Media
Office Phone(909) 537-7470
Office LocationUH-201.12
Assistant Professor
Communication & Media
Office Phone(909) 537-7470
Office LocationUH-201.12

Office Hours

Tuesday: 14:00-16:00
Thursday: 14:00-16:00


Raisa Fernanda Alvarado, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media at California State University, San Bernardino. Her current research and teaching specializations are rooted in critical gender studies with a focus on Latine and Chicana/o/x Rhetorical Criticism, Feminist Media Studies, and the Rhetoric of Social Movements. 

Dr. Alvarado serves on the inaugural editorial board of Communication and Race and is currently serving on the executive board of the Rhetorical Theory and Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Most recently, Dr. Alvarado was nominated Vice President for the Organization for Feminist Research on Gender and Communication (OFRGC).


Ph.D., University of Denver, 2018
M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014
B.A., California State University, San Marcos, 2011


COMM 6013 Special Topics in Gender Communication (Feminist Media Studies, Graduate Course) 

COMM 5952 Graduate Independent Study

COMM 4302 Latinx, Media, and Cultures

COMM 4301 Gender, Race, and Class in Media

COMM 3101 Communication, Self, and Others

COMM 4102 Ethical Aspects of Communication 

COMM 4211 Communication and Gender 

COMM 1006 Oral Communication


Latine/Chicana/o/x Rhetorical Criticism

Textual Analysis

Qualitative Research Methods 

Intersectional Feminist Methodologies 

The Rhetoric of Social Movements

Critical Girl Studies

Feminist Media Studies

Critical Cultural Studies

Research and Teaching Interests

Social Media Research (Instagram, TikTok, etc.)

"Girl Power" Social Movements


Border Rhetoric

Visual Culture

Youth Studies

Disney Media