Congrats to Bernal, Elenes, Godinez & Villenas

A belated congratulations to MALCSistas Dolores Delgado Bernal, C. Alejandra Elenes, Francisca E. Godinez, and Sofia Villenas for their edited collection, Chicana/Latina Education in Everyday Life: Feminista Perspectives on Pedagogy & Epistemology (SUNY Press, Aug 2006). The text was awarded the Critics’ Choice Award by the American Educational Studies Association.Chicana/Latina Education

Their work examines “mujer-centered… definitions of pedagogy and epistemology rooted in Chicana/Latina theories and visions of life, family, community, and world. Armed with the tools of Chicana/Latina feminist thought, the contributors link cultural studies theories to critical/feminist pedagogies by re-envisioning the sites of pedagogy to include women’s brown bodies and their agency.”

Fellow MALCSista Edén Torres opines “This book has the potential to transform the way we theorize feminist pedagogy or conceptualize ways of knowing. It plumbs the depths of Mexican American intellectual traditions, interrogates the scope of feminist teaching, and explains the morality of a political commitment to liberatory pedagogies.”

See the complete table of contents at the SUNY website here. Contributors also include Jennifer Ayala, L. Esthela Banuelos, Courtney C. Bentley, Rebecca Burciaga, Rosario Carrillo, Cindy Cruz, Elizabeth Cruz, Perlita R. Dicochea, Norma González, Patricia Herrera, Michelle A. Holling, Laura Jiménez, Michelle G. Knight, Irene Lara, Jo Anna Mixpe Ley, Nadjwa E. L. Norton, Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, Ana Tavares, Iris Taylor Dixon, Ruth Trinidad Galván.

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