TEACHING STATEMENT

As a teacher I emphasize experiential learning both at the undergraduate and graduate level. I think students learn best by doing, whether it is studying a landscape, analyzing community responses to environmental injustice, or writing a dissertation proposal. While most of the graduate students I have supervised have gone on to academic careers, I encourage students to pursue their passions wherever that might lead them. At the University of Oregon I am accepting graduate students in the Geography Department. The Department of Ethnic Studies is currently in the process of developing a PhD program and we hope to accept students by 2021. 

“We have to push the boundaries about what is politically acceptable in the classroom and in our schools if we are going to address the problem of global climate change.”

                                                                                                                                            -Dr. Laura Pulido

STUDENT SUPERVISION

FORMER STUDENTS

AMEE CHEW, AMERICAN STUDIES & ETHNICITY (COMPLETED 2016)

“The Revolution Will Come Home: Gendered Violence and Transformative Organizing From the Philippines to the U.S.”

Mellon-ACLS Public Fellow, Policylink

ANALENA HASSBERG, AMERICAN STUDIES & ETHNICITY (COMPLETED 2015)

“Renegade Realities: Food Justice and the Limits to Autonomy in South L.A.”

Assistant Professor, Ethnic & Women’s Studies, Cal Poly Pomona

ORLANDO SERRANO, AMERICAN STUDIES & ETHNICITY (COMPLETED 2014)

“Colonial Brews: Café and Power in the Americas”

Manager, Youth and Teacher Programs, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute

CHRISSHONA GRANT NIEVA, AMERICAN STUDIES AND ETHNICITY, USC (COMPLETED 2011)

“This Is My Country: The Use of Blackness in Discourses of Racial Nativism Towards Latino Immigrants"

Lecturer, University of Southern California

 

LORENA MUÑOZ, "GENDER, WOMEN & SEXUALITY STUDIES", USC (COMPLETED 2008)

“Tamales…Elotes…Champurado: The Production of Latin Vending Landscapes in Los Angeles”

Assistant Professor, Geography, University of Minnesota

DANIEL HOSANG, AMERICAN STUDIES & ETHNICITY, USC (COMPLETED 2007)

“Racial Propositions: Genteel Apartheid in Postwar California”

Winner of the Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize in American Studies

Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race & Migration, Yale University

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ, GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT, USC (COMPLETED 2007)

“Enterprising Citizenship: Mexican Immigrant Empowerment and Public-Private Partnerships in Santa Ana, California”

Associate Professor, Chicano & Latino Studies, California State University Long Beach

LAURA BARRACLOUGH, AMERICAN STUDIES & ETHNICITY, USC (COMPLETED 2006)

“Rural Urbanism: Landscape, Land Use Activism, and the Cultural Politics of Suburban Spatial Exclusion”

Sarai K. Ribicoff Associate Professor of American Studies, Yale University

DONNA HOUSTON, GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT, USC (COMPLETED 2006)

“Topographies of Memory and Power: Environmental Politics, History and Justice at Yucca Mountain”

Lecturer, Environment & Geography, Macquarie University, Australia

MARY ROCHE, GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT, USC (COMPLETED 2004)

“Unfinished Business: The Production of Resistance to State Violence in Los Angeles & Derry”

Lecturer, Geography, University College Cork, Ireland

current TEACHING and students

current students

TIANNA BRUNO, PHD STUDENT, GEOGRAPHY, UO

CRISTINA FAIVER-SERNA, PHD STUDENT, GEOGRAPHY UO

"PROMOTORAS DE SALUD AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTCE : THE RISE OF 'CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE' IN RESPONSE TO STATE-SANCTIONED VIOLENCE"

CARLA OSORIO-VELIZ, PHD STUDENT, GEOGRAPHY, UO 

ERIN GOODLING, NSF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, GEOGRAPHY, UO

WE WORK TOGETHER AT THE CRITICAL RACE LAB AT THE GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE (forthcoming).

GRADUATE COURSES

SEMINAR IN COMPARATIVE ETHNIC STUDIES

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH SEMINAR ON LOS ANGELES

ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM

RACE, NATURE & POWER

READINGS IN CHICAN@/LATIN@ STUDIES

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

LATINA/O LOS ANGELES

MEXICAN AMERICAN PLACES IN LITERATURE AND FILM

RACE AND CLASS IN LOS ANGELES

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE