Diverse Experiences of Latinas in Higher Education Chingonas on their Own Terms
By sharing the collective experiences of Latinas in Higher Education, this book provides a diverse range of empowering testimonios from Chingonas living on their own terms, who are defining professionalism for themselves.
Chingona means "badass" and is a term that has been reappropriated by Latinas as an expression of empowerment both inside and outside of education. This anthology is a collection of twelve voices, representative of the experiences of empowered Chingonas across various roles in higher education who identify as Latinas. This volume shares the knowledge of Chingona Latina women, including their thoughts around authenticity, identity, and the disruption of dominant cultural experiences within the institution. It also seeks to help other Latinas realize that they are not alone in their experiences with higher education. This book includes questions for reflection and writing prompts, allowing readers to consider their own lived experiences and envision change.
This collection will be important reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in education-related programs, including Higher Education Studies and Educational Leadership, as well as courses in Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o/x Studies, Latinx/a/o Studies and Women’s Studies. It also offers an invaluable learning opportunity for higher education professionals, leaders, and administrators, especially within student affairs.
1. State of Affairs Rocío D. Hernández, Ed.D. 2. Introduction: Diverse Experiences of Latinas in Higher Education: Chingonas on Their Own Terms Rocío D. Hernández, Ed.D. 3. ¡Adelante, Chingona!: Embracing Our Evolving Consciousness Lynda Duran, Ph.D. 4. Big Hoop Energy: The First Latina PACRAO President Soraira Urquiza, Ed.D. 5. Navigating Professionalism With Authenticity y Cariño Alejandra Delacruz Hong, Ed.D. 6. My Name Is Not María, But María Is My Mother Martha Enciso, Ed.D. 7. Making Mole the Olla: Reflections on Education Tonantzin Oseguera, Ed.D. 8. Through the Looking Glass: Latina Hypervisibility and Invisibility in Academia Daniella Graves, Ph.D. 9. De Mis Raíses, He Sembrado Raquel Torres-Retana, Ed.D. 10. ESL 2.0: Learning the Language of Senior Leadership Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez, Ph.D. 11. Free "Labor": Mothering and Working in Academic Spaces in Higher Education Karla Cruze-Silva, Ph.D. 12. Being Straight and White Is "Right": What I Learned as a Queer Latina in K-12 US Education and What I Fight to Dismantle in Higher Education Heather C. Macías, Ph.D. 13. Carving Bone and Space in Higher Education: A Shapeshifter’s Testimonial of Disruption and Authenticity Candace de León-Zepeda, Ph.D. 14. Concluding Thoughts Rocío D. Hernández, Ed.D. Discussion Questions