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Maria Villasenor

School of Humanities & Communication

Contact information

(831) 582-3771

Building & room

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Office hours

Mondays and Thursdays 11:30-12:30 and by appointment


Teaching Areas:

Professor VillaseƱor teaches lower and upper division HCOM courses in Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Ethnic Studies, as well as Capstone and First Year Seminar.

Research Interests:

Chicanx/Latinx literature, Chicanxs/Latinxs and other students of color in higher education, and women of color feminisms

University and Community Interests:

Professor VillaseƱor is the advisor for the Chicanx Studies minor and a Faculty Associate in the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Recent Publications:

The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature (2017; co-author); "Black and Latinx Millenial Students and Racial Justice Activism in the Age of Black Lives Matter" in Readings in Race, Ethnicity, and Minority Relations (2017)


Chicano/Latino Life and Culture