Scholarly and Creative Activities Directory

Irene E. Vasquez, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor, Chicana/o Studies Department

Department: Chicana/o Studies Department

Office: LCH B304
Phone Extension: x3070
Email Username: ivasquez

Show All    Books & Edited Volumes    Essays, Articles, & Book Chapters    Works in Progress    Creative Activities/Websites    Public Exhibits    Poster Presentations    Invited Talks    Select Conference Papers    Fellowships    Awards    Grantsmanship (Funded Projects)    In the News    


Books & Edited Volumes

  • Little, William A., Selase Williams, Irene Vasquez, Munashe Furusa, and Jung Sun Park (Eds.) The Borders in All of Us: New Approaches to Global Diaspora Societies (The New World African Press, US )
  • Editor, Proceedings of Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Volume 21, 2005.  
  • Co-author, “Latino-Latino Americanos, 2000: Things Social Do Not Melt into the Air,” Latino Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2005.


 

Essays, Articles, & Book Chapters



 

Works in Progress

  • Co-Author, Aztlan Making: The Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1967-1976, (typescript draft, 300 pp.)  
  • Author, Mujer Cabal, 1560-1800: Gendered Discourse in Mexico’s Colonial North. (typescript 40 pages).  
  •  Author, “Aztlan as Depicted in Codices and Chronicles.” (typescript 20 pages).  


 

Creative Activities/Websites



 

Public Exhibits

  • Author, “Aztlan as Depicted in Codices and Chronicles,” Part of the Aztlanahuac: Mesoamerica in North America Map Exhibit, Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles, April 15th – June 30, 2004.  
  • Author, “A Chronology of the Efforts to Establish a Chicana/o Studies Department at UCLA,” Poster Exhibit, University of California, Los Angeles, May 23, 2003.


 

Poster Presentations

  • Author of poster art display, “A Chronology of the Efforts to Establish a Chicana/o Studies Department at UCLA,” Chicana/os in Education: Theory and Research Symposium, California State University, Los Angeles, June 30, 2005.  
  • Author of poster art display, “A Chronology of the Efforts to Establish a Chicana/o Studies Department at UCLA,” California State University, Los Angeles, June 30, 2005.  
  • Author of poster art display, “A Chronology of the Efforts to Establish a Chicana/o Studies Department at UCLA,” University of California, Los Angeles, May 24, 2003.


 

Invited Talks

  • Author and Presenter, “Maquiladora Murders and Gendered Labor Conditions in Latin America,” Summer Teacher Institute, Fowler Museum, August 7, 2008.  
  • Author and Presenter, “The Gendered Condition of Labor: Maquiladoras in Mexico and Central America,” Latin American Institute Summer Program for Teachers, University of California, Los Angeles, July 9, 2008.  
  • Author and Presenter, “Longue Duree of Blacks Among Mexicans: A Kaleidescope of Situations and Actions,” UCLA Downtown Labor Center, Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 2008.  
  • Author and Panel Presenter, “From Ruins New Constructions: Change and Continuity in the Historical Narratives of African Descent Peoples in Mexico during the Colonial and Early Republic of Mexico,” Colonial Latin American History Committee Panel, Washington D.C., January 5, 2008.  
  • Author, “Latina-Latin American Contributions to the U.S.,” Latino Heritage Month, San Pedro Coast Guard, September 2007.  
  • Author and Panel Presenter, “Turning the Prism: The Implications of the Conflict vs. Collaboration Framework for African American and Latino Relations in Southern California,” Social Vision/Current Challenges: Black and Latino Relations Symposium, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, August 7, 2007. 
  • Panel Presenter, “Faculty of Color Panel,” California Senior Summer Camp, McNair Scholars Program, California State University, Dominguez Hills, June 6, 2007.  
  • Presenter, “Underscoring Student Academic Success and Diversity through On-Line Instruction,” CATS 2007, California State University, Fullerton, CA March 26, 2007.  
  • Roundtable Presenter, “The Polycentric Curriculum Approach at California State University, Dominguez Hills,” National Council of Black Studies, San Diego, CA, March, 2007.  
  • Panel Presenter, WASC Town Hall on Civic Engagement, California State University, Dominguez Hills, March 20, 2007.  
  • Panel Presenter, WASC Town Hall: Having the “Uncomfortable Conversation;” A Frank Discussion of Interactional Diversity in the CSUDH learning community tomorrow,” California State University, Dominguez Hills, February 22, 2007.  
  • Presenter, “Understanding Historical and Cultural Similarities for Better Communication: The Shared History of African Americans and Latinos,” County of San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health, San Bernardino, CA, February 23, 2007.  
  •  Presenter, “Chicana/o Identity and History,” Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP), University of California, Los Angeles, November 18, 2006.  
  • Chair of Panel, “The Intersections of Chicana/o Studies and Indigenous Paradigms and Methodologies California State University System,” Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills, November 3, 2006.  
  • Roundtable Participant, “Closing Disciplinary Divides: A Polycentric Curriculum Approach in the California State University System,” Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills, November 4, 2007.  
  • Presenter, “Immigration Policies and Issues,” Tri-League of Women Voters, Redondo Beach, September 16, 2006  
  • Presenter, “Professional Etiquette and Building Networks in the Academic Setting,” California State University, Dominguez Hills, July 25, 2006.  
  • Chair of panel, “Chicana/o Latina/o Academic Success: Social Networking, Family Advocacy and Student Empowerment in Higher Education,” National Association of Chicana/o Studies, Guadalajara, Mexico, June 2006.  
  • Chair of panel, “Chicana/o Movement Paradigms and Theories,” National Association of Chicana/o Studies, Guadalajara, Mexico, June 2006.  
  • Panel participant, Walk Out Film Screening and Panel Discussion, Campus lecture sponsored by Multi Cultural Center, California State University, Dominguez Hills, May 8, 2006  
  • Panel participant, Black and Brown Dialogues: Unity and Coalition Building, Division of World Cultural Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills, May 8, 2006.  
  • Panel participant, Immigration Panel, Campus lecture sponsored by Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, California State University, Dominguez Hills, May 3, 2006.  
  • Presenter, “Latino Identity in the Americas,” California State University, Dominguez Hills, February 23, 2006.   Presenter, “African and Indigenous Social Relations in the Americas,” California State University, Dominguez Hills, February 15, 2006.  
  • Moderator, Roundtable Discussion, Chicana/os in Education: Theory and Research Symposium, California State University, Los Angeles, June 30, 2005.  
  • Presenter, "Chicano Studies: The Struggle to Once Again Make It Work for the Community," Community Caucus of the National Chicana/Chicano Studies Association (NACCS) and the Raza Press Association, Oxnard, CA, Saturday April 9, 2005. Presenter, “Afro-Mexicanidad: The Historical Development of African Mexican Communities,” National Council on Black Studies, New Orleans, LA, Friday, March 25, 2005.  
  • Presenter, “Gender and Indigenous Peoples,” McNair Scholar Program,” California State University, Dominguez Hills, March 17, 2005.  
  • Presenter, “Careers in Chicana/o Studies,” National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Regional Conference, Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2005.  
  • Guest Lectures, The Story of Tomasa: Power, Gender and Sacred Knowledge Discourse in 18th Century Northern Mexico.” Native American Studies Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, December 9, 2004.  
  • Guest lecturer, “Spanish-Native Interactions during the Age of Discovery.” CHSSP Summer Institute, History Department, California State University, Los Angeles, June 11, 2003.  
  • Guest lecturer, “The Native Societies of Colonial Northern Mexico.” La Familia Historical Association, Santa Ana, CA, October 12, 2002.  
  • Guest lecturer, “One-Step, two-step…Introducing the Introduction to Latin American Studies at Two-year Campuses,” California State University, Los Angeles, November 16, 2001.  


 

Select Conference Papers

  • Author, “From Indigenous to Native Others: The Changing Constructs of Hijos de la Frontera.” Atlantic Studies Seminar, Harvard University, August 2004.  
  • Author, “Aztlan as Depicted in the Nahua Codices and Chronicles,” University of California, Los Angeles, May 15, 2004.  
  •  Author, “The Indigenous Historical Context of Villismo.” Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, November 8, 2003.  
  •  Author, “Indigenous Women in Nueva Vizcaya.”Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Tucson, Arizona, March 1, 2001.  
  •  Editor, “Community History as Community Empowerment.” National Association of Chicana/o Studies, Tucson, Arizona, April, 04, 2001.  
  • Author, “ElMovimiento en UCLA: 40 Years of Chicana/o Student Activism.” National Association of Chicana/o Studies, Portland, Oregon, April 26, 2000.  
  •  Author, "Pobladores negros y mulatos en Alta California: La población afro-mexicana en San José and Santa Bárbara y Los Angeles." Presented at Quinto Encuentro Afro-Mexicanista, Morelia, Michoacán, October 26, 1995.  


 

Fellowships

  • 2006  Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Chicana/o Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.  
  • 2004  Faculty Research Scholar, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque  
  • 2004  Post doctoral seminar participant, Atlantic Seminar, Harvard University  
  • 1999-2000  Carey McWilliams Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles  
  • 1998-1999  UC Mexus Dissertation Research Grant  
  • 1998-1999  Latin American Studies Research Grant, University of California, Los Angeles  
  • 1998-1999  Institute of American Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles  
  • 1998  History Department Summer Grant, University of California, Los Angeles  
  • 1997-1998  History Teaching Assistant Fellowship, UCLA  
  • 1997-1998  Center for the Study of Women Small Grant, University of California, Los Angeles   1995-1996  History Teaching Assistant Fellowship, UCLA  
  • 1994-1998  Project 88 Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles  
  • 1994-1995  Tinker Grant, Latin American Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles  
  • 1994  Humanities Summer Research Grant, University of California, Riverside  
  • 1993- 1994  Humanities Research Assistantship, University of California, Riverside  


 

Awards

  • 2008  Transformational Leadership Award, California State University, Dominguez Hills.  
  • 2007  Congressional Recognition for Education, Justice and Equality Award, awarded by Latino Faculty and Staff Association, California State University, Dominguez Hills.  
  • 2007  Education, Justice and Equality Award, Latino Faculty and Staff Association, California State University, Dominguez Hills.  
  • 2005  E. Bradford Burns Award, Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Los Angeles, CA.


 

Grantsmanship (Funded Projects)

  • 2006  Project Coordinator, A Poly Centric Curriculum Model for the World Cultures Division, Ford Foundation Grant, California State University, Dominguez Hills, $58,000 for 12 months.  
  • 2003  Principal Investigator, Latin American Humanist Enrichment Project, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institutional Grant, East Los Angeles College, $25,000 for 12 months.  
  • 2002   Principal Investigator Center for Learning and Achievement, Partnership For Excellence State Grant, East Los Angeles College, $100,000 for 12 months.  
  • 2001  Principal Investigator, Center for Learning and Achievement, Partnership For Excellence State Grant, East Los Angeles College, $100,000 for 12 months.  
  • 2000  Principal Investigator, Program for Academic Success in the Social Sciences, Partnership for Excellence State Grant, East Los Angeles College, $20,000 for 12 months.  
  • 2000  Principal Investigator, Charter School Planning Grant, California Department of Education, $35,000 for 12 months.  


 

In the News



 

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