Introducing our research team

Alma Itzé Flores, Ph.D.

Alma Flores is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at California State University,Sacramento. She earned her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Education Studies at UCLA, her M.A. in Bilingual and Bicultural Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, and her Ph.D. in Race and Ethnic Studies in Education at UCLA. As a Chicana feminist teacher-scholar, her research examines the educational pathways of Chicana/Latina first-generation college students, Chicana/Latina mothers, and the development and analysis of Chicana/Latina feminist pedagogies and research methodologies. Her work has been published in Chicana/Latina Studies, The Chicana M(other)work Anthology, and most recently in the edited book, Teaching Gloria Anzaldúa. Dr. Flores' experiences as a first-generation college student, immigrant, and mother inform her teaching, research, and community commitments. She is passionate about doing antiracist work both within and beyond the classroom.

Nancy Hunate-Tzintzun, Ph.D.

An Ethnic Studies instructor at CSU Sacramento, Nancy drives her work further as Co Director at Nopal:Community, Culture, Activism, and Education through her well versed social justice theoretic and civic engagement policy and practice work. Dr. Huante also participates on the Board of Directors for Little Manila Rising. Born in Michoacán, Mexico and raised in Stockton, she believed in the transformative power of education and received a Doctorate of Philosophy and Education from the University of Utah. As a Chicana scholar-activist and community organizer in Stockton she finds passion and purpose through multiple disciplines to represent her city and people in everything she does.

Heidy Sarabia, Ph.D.

Heidy Sarabia was born and raised in Mexico City, and migrated to Sacramento, CA, in the 1990s with her family.  She is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at California State University, Sacramento.   Her research focuses on globalization processes such as global stratification, borders and borderlands, border violence, transnational social change, and immigrant adaptation and incorporation in the U.S.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania from 2014-16.  She returned to Sacramento in 2016.  Her work has been published in Sociological Forum, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Citizenship Studies, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, American Behavioral Scientist, Latin American Perspectives, Migration Letters, Social Science & Medicine, and Carta Economica Regional.

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