Vega, Christine Ph.D.

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  • 2021 Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality (IRISE) Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Denver.
  • 2020 Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University Fort Collins School of Education.
  • 2019 Ph.D. Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Social Science and Comparative Education: Race and Ethnic Studies.
  • 2010 M.Ed. School of Education, Culture, & Society (ECS) University of Utah.

  • 2007 B.A. Chicana/o and Women Studies UCLA.
  • 2004 A.A. Liberal Art Los Angeles Mission College


Dra. Christine Vega is a first-generation, Chicana from Pacoima, California. She earned her Ph.D. from UCLA, in Race & Ethnic Studies of Education. She is a proud transfer student from Los Angeles Mission College, with B.A.’s in Chicana/o & Women Gender Studies from UCLA, and an M.Ed. from the University of Utah. Her research centers Motherscholars and the everyday movidas (hustles) in educational and counterspaces. Dra. Vega is excited to join SJSU as faculty in the Chicana/o Studies Department and work amongst brilliant minds dedicated to community, innovation, and creativity. 


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