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Katheryn L. Rios

Rios, Katheryn L.

Lecturer AY-B,  Mexican American Studies

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Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-5837
(408) 924-5855

Office Hours
Tu Th 12:00 - 1:30 and by appointment

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  • Doctor of Philosophy. Cornell Univ-Endowed Colleges, 1994
  • Master of Arts, English Literature and Language
    Cornell Univ-Endowed Colleges, New York, United States, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
    Univ Of Cal-Santa Cruz, United States, 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology
    Univ Of Cal-Santa Cruz, California, United States, 1975


Dr. Katheryn Rios has been a lecturer in the Mexican American Studies Department since 2008, after coming to SJSU as Visiting Professor in the fall of 2007. Her specialty fields include Chicana/o literature and cultural studies; comparative U.S. ethnic studies; and the theories and writing of U.S. and transnational feminists of color. At SJSU she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in those fields, as well as courses in “Public Address” and “Chicanas and Chicanos in U.S. Society.” Dr. Rios completed her Ph.D. in English Literature and Language at Cornell University, with two years as an Exchange Scholar in the Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley. She was Assistant Professor of English at CU Boulder from 1992-2004 and Visiting Professor in the Chicano/Latino Studies Program at Portland State University in 2005.