Alexandra M Covarrubias

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Chicano Studies
212 Scott Hall

72 Pleasant Street SE

Alexandra Mendoza Covarrubias is a doctoral candidate in the Department of American Studies whose forthcoming dissertation, Birthing Resistance: Adolescent Chicana Motherhood and the Violence of Everyday Life, takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the connection between violence and adolescent pregnancy in the Chicano community. Her research interests include Chicana/o cultural production, Xicana feminisms, and the intersections of power and sexuality. Alex grew up in Los Angeles, CA and received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz where she completed a double major in Sociology and Community Studies and graduated with Honors.

Courses Taught
  • CHIC 3507W: Introduction to Chicana/o Literature
  • CHIC 3213: Chicano Music and Art
  • CHIC 3352: Transnational Chicana/o Theory: Global Views/Borderland Spaces
  • CHIC 3212: Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society
  • CHIC 4232: Chicana/o - Latina/o Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • CHIC 3223: Chicana/o and Latina/o Representation in Film
  • MacArthur Scholars Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota
  • Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellow
  • Graduate Teaching Award, 2008 - 2009