Luz Jimenez Ruvalcaba

Graduation Year
Luz Jimenez Ruvalcaba

Luz M. Jiménez Ruvalcaba is a PhD candidate in the Program in Modern Thought and Literature and holds a PhD minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of literary criticism, comparative ethnic studies, and critical feminisms. Her interdisciplinary research agenda attends to the poetics of trauma and the socio-historical formations of familial violence. More specifically, her dissertation is a study of sexual and domestic violence as recurring experiences represented in Latinx literature. Born in Tepatitlán, Jalisco, México, Luz is from Inglewood, CA.

Awards, Fellowships, Grants:

  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE), 2020-2021
  • Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Fellow, 2018-2020
  • Graduate Scholar in Residence, El Centro Chicano y Latino, 2014-2018
  • VONA/Voice of Our Nations Arts Foundation Alumni
  • Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship, 2016-2018
  • Gates Millennium Alumni


Research Interests

Field of Interest
Latinx Literary Production, Critical Race Studies, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies