Luna, Jennie M.
Lecturer AY-A, Mexican American Studies
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Monday & Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 and by appointment
- Doctor of Philosophy, Native American Studies
Univ Of Cal-Davis, California, United States, 2011
- Master of Arts, Native American Studies
Univ Of Cal-Davis, California, United States, 2006
- Master of Education, Philosophy of Education, emphasis Cultural Studies and Urban Ed
Teachers College At Columbia U, New York, United States, 2001
- Bachelor of Arts, Chicano Studies & Mass Communications
Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United States, 1999
Licenses & Certificates
- Certificate of Language Proficiency Nahuatl
Yale University & Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico, 2010
- Certified Doula/Labor Assistant
ALACE, California, United States, 2006
Jennie Luna (Xicana/Caxcan) was born and raised in East San José. Granddaughter of migrant farm workers and cannery workers, daughter of a single mother, she is the first in her family to attend and graduate from a four-year university. She has been active in Danza Mexica/Azteca tradition for twenty years. Her research focuses on the history of Danza Mexica in California and Xicana Indigena identity formation. Other research interests include: Indigenous transnational migration, urban Indigenous experiences and re-location, Xicana/o identity politics, spirituality, grassroots community studies, movement eras, creative writing, intercontinental Indigenous women’s movements and activism, reproductive health, traditional birthing practices, social justice and educational reform.
She has worked as a community organizer in California and New York and is the co-founder of Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Danza circle in New York City and La Red Xicana Indigena.