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PhD+ Series – Plática with the authors of The Latinx Guide to Graduate School

October 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  |  Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room


Join us for a delightful conversation and book talk with Dr. Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales and Dr. Magdalena Barrera, authors of The Latinx Guide to Graduate School.

Graduate Students are invited to meet with the authors from 2-3:30pm to learn about the unwritten rules for surviving and thriving in graduate school including strategies for writing and finding school/work/life balance.

Join us at the Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room (on the 3rd Floor of the Bay Tree Building).

There will be 10 copies of the book available for the first 10 students to check in. The book is also available online through McHenry Library.


More about the authors:

genevieve.png Dr. Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales is an interdisciplinary scholar of immigration and education. Her academic, activist and community work focuses on the ways undocumented young people are changing the political and legislative terrain around “illegality” and belonging in this country. Her work lies at the intersection of education, immigration, and social movements. She is the co-author of Encountering Poverty: Thinking and Acting in an Unequal World (2016, University of California Press) and co-editor of We Are Not DREAMers: Undocumented Scholars Theorize Undocumented Life in the United States (2020, Duke University Press).
magdalena.png Dr. Magdalena L. Barrera is the inaugural Vice Provost for Faculty Success. In this role, she provides thought leadership for the division on all aspects of faculty recruitment, onboarding, and professional advancement within a Minority Serving Institution context. Her work is informed by a deep commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty who bring asset-minded pedagogies to the classroom. A former first-generation student, Dr. Barrera holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University. She began her faculty career at SJSU in 2008, following a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Stanford’s Introduction to the Humanities program.

There will also be an Undergraduate Session from 10-11:30am

This event is presented by GANAS Graduate Program and HSI Initiatives. THI is proud to be co-sponsoring this event.

About the PhD+ Workshop Series

Join us for the eighth year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted (or co-sponsored) by The Humanities Institute. Our meetings provide the opportunity to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grant/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.


October 13, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room
Bay Tree Building, 420 Hagar Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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