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Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales

Gonzales, Genevieve M.

Lecturer AY-A,  Mexican American Studies

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Fall 2012: Tuesday 5pm-6pm



  • Ph.D., Social and Cultural Studies in Education
    Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United States, 2011
  • Master of Arts. Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, 2008
  • M.A., Social and Cultural Studies in Education
    Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United States, 2005
  • B.A., Ethnic Studies
    Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United States, 2000


Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales earned her Ph.D. in 2011 from UC Berkeley in Social and Cultural Studies in Education. Growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border, she has been involved in social justice work around immigrant rights and educational justice since she was a teenager. Genevieve’s research interests include hegemony and political consciousness, political activism among undocumented migrant youth, and California politics and Latino immigrant communities. Her previous research on the educational and political lives of California’s undocumented Latino/a immigrant students theorizes the development of political consciousness and counter-hegemonic action among DREAM Act activists. Currently, she is utilizing critical enthnography to understand how racialization, criminalization, and “illegality” shape the lives of migrant children by examining everyday acts of resistance among undocumented, unaccompanied minors incarcerated in I.C.E. detention facilities. Her work has been published in the Center for Global Metropolitan Studies Working Paper Series and the Institute for the Study of Social Change Working Paper Series. Genevieve is a lecturer in Global Poverty and Practice at UC Berkeley and in the Department of Mexican-American Studies at San Jose State University.