Associate Professor, Mexican American Studies, San Jose State University
Profile / Bio:
Magdalena L. Barrera is an Associate Professor of Mexican American Studies and the Faculty-in-Residence for Diversifying the Faculty (Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) at San José State University, where she teaches Chicanx literature and film and leads workshops for students and junior faculty on navigating higher education and best practices for diversifying the academy. Her primary research agenda is situated at the intersection of literary/visual studies and cultural history, specifically the recovery of Mexican American experiences in early twentieth century literature, music, and photography. Inspired by the resilient Latinx students of SJSU, she has a second research area centered on the teaching and mentoring of students of color in higher education. Her work has appeared in California History, Journal of Latinos and Education, Aztlan, Bilingual Review, Teaching with Tension, Latina/o Literature in the Classroom, Sexualities in History, and Inside Higher Ed.