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College and university courses taught

University of Texas at Austin, 2002 – 2011

Center for Mexican American Studies
– Introduction to Policy Studies
– Introduction to Cultural Studies; Seminar in Cultural Studiies
– Mexican American Legal History

Center for Asian American Studies
– Introduction to Asian American Studies
– Asian Americans & the Law

Department of English
– Mexican American Literature & Culture

Division of Rhetoric and Composition
– Introduction to Rhetoric & Composition
– Topics in Writing
– Critical Reading & Persuasive Writing

Austin Community College, 2011 – 2012
– Composition I
– Composition I with Introduction to British Literature
– Composition II with Short Stories
at the following locations
– Luling Early College High School*, Luling, Caldwell County, Texas
– LBJ Early College High School*, Austin Independent School District
– Eastview ACC Campus, Austin
(* identified by ACC and school districts as college courses but not really equivalent to college courses)

St. Edward’s University, 2009
– American Dilemmas
– Capstone

Guest lectures in other college or university courses

“Ethics and Oral History,” invited by Dr. Shannon Speed, Department of Anthropology, for graduate seminar, “Oral History and Social Change,” University of Texas at Austin, October 17, 2012

“What was equal protection?,” invited by Dr. Suzanne Seriff, for Undergraduate Studies 302: Difficult Dialogues: Immigration, College of Undergraduate Studies, University of Texas at Austin, November 22, 2011

“Community Uses of Oral History,” invited by Professor Emilio Zamora for HIS 350L, Creating and Interpreting Oral Narratives, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, April 8, 2011

“Oral history, criminal justice processes in Texas, and the death penalty.” United World College students visit to the Texas After Violence Project. Lecture, discussion, and student projects. International group of students from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Portugal, Israel, Iran, India, and the U.S. March 16 and 17, 2010

“Oral history and the death penalty in Texas,” invited by Dr. Melissa Forbis, Seminar in Civic Research, Program in Poverty, Social Justice, and Human Capabilities; Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Rice University, Houston, March 15, 2010

“Human Rights in Practice,” invited by Professor Karen Engle, Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP), Undergraduate College and the Bernard and Audré Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice, School of Law,  University of Texas at Austin, February 23, 2010

Presentation, “Oral history and the death penalty in Texas,” invited by Professor and Sociology Department Chair Janet Armitage, for Qualitative Research Methods, Department of Sociology, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Spring 2009

“Immigration, Incarceration and Capital Punishment: Texas as a Case Study,” invited by Professor Joy James, Interdepartmental Program for Experimental and Cross-Disciplinary Studies, Winter Study Program of Williams College. Topic: History and practice of the death penalty in Texas, oral histories, co-taught with Gabriel Daniel Solis, three sessions, January 2009

“American Literature since 1865,” invited by Professor José E. Limón, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin. Topic: Zora Neale Hurston, “The Gilded Six Bits,” one session, Fall 2008

“Criminal Justice,” invited by Professor Roger Barnes, Department of Sociology, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, Topic: oral histories and the death penalty, presentation with Gabriel Daniel Solis, one session, Fall 2008

“Social Justice and the Media,” invited by Dr. Mercedes de Uriarte School of Journalism, College of Communication, with Women’s and Gender Studies, Latin American Studies, and American Studies. Graduate seminar, two sessions, Fall 2006

“Introduction to Cultural Studies,” invited by Dr. Shaka McGlotten,Topics: Mary Douglas’ Purity and Danger, and Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S 558 (2003), Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin, two sessions, Spring 2006

“Mexican American Literature and Culture,” invited by Instructor Laura Kathleen Padilla, Topic: Américo Paredes, George Washington Gómez, Center for Mexican American Studies andDepartment of English, UT Austin, two sessions, Spring 2006

“Literature of New Mexico,” and “Introduction to Mexican American Literature and Culture,” Center for Mexican American Studies and Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin. Invited by Instructor Laura Kathleen Padilla and Dr. José E.Limón. Topics: Novels of Nash Candelaria, Poetry of Jimmie Santiago Baca, and George Washington Gomez by Américo Paredes, numerous class sessions, Spring and Fall 2003, Spring 2006

“Latino USA: Art/Culture/Identity,” invited by Instructor Cary Cordova. Department of American Studies and Center for Mexican American Studies. Topic: refugee and asylum processes, one class session, Spring 2004

“Introduction to Policy Studies,” Center for Mexican American Studies, College of Liberal Arts. Topic: immigration. Invited, with Nidia Salamanca, by Dr. Lisa Montoya, one class session, Fall 2003

“Human Development,” Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, invited by Professor Jill MacRae. Topic: A model for “unlearning” oppression based on race, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, and class, one class session, Spring 1996

Selected teaching outside of colleges and universities

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin, Texas, Senior English. Invited by Miriam Murtuza. Guest lecture on Tomás Rivera and . . .y no se lo tragó la tierra. . . And the earth did not devour him.., Fall 2007 and Fall 2008; also, taught Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone, December 2008

Blanton Elementary School, Austin, Texas. Series on immigration law for parents and community members, 2004 – 2005

La Peña, Austin, Texas. Writing workshop instructor for teenagers, including youth incarcerated in Gardner-Betts Juvenile Detention Center, Travis County, 1999, 2003

Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Travis County Correctional Complex, Del Valle, Texas. Literacy and Adult Basic Education teacher, 1993 – 2000

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