Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

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Student

Edgar Mojica


Chicana/o Indigeneity, Politics of Identity, Cultural Resistance, Spirituality and Politics


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Bio & Research Interests

Edgar Mojica is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation research centers on exploring questions of Chicana/o indigeneity and their connection to cultural, spiritual and political identity formations. Employing a comparative approach, his project analyzes the temazcal -an ancient Mexican sweat lodge ceremony – as it continues to be practiced, both, in Mexico and the United States by peoples of Mexican descent. The temazcal serves as a trans-border living archive through which questions of identity, spirituality, politics and migration are interrogated. Edgar earned his Master of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies and his bachelor’s degree with a double major in Ethnic Studies and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.


Advisor

Laura Perez, David Montejano
Shari Huhndorf


Courses Taught or Assisted

Instructor, Chicano Studies 159: Mexican Migration, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Summer 2013

Instructor, Chicano Studies 50: Introduction to Chicana/o History, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Summer 2014

Instructor, Chicano Studies 50: Introduction to Chicana/o History, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Summer 2013

Instructor, La Raza 127: History of Latinos in the U.S., Department of Ethnic Studies, Contra Costa College, Fall 2015

Instructor, La Raza 125: Latin American History, Department of Ethnic Studies, Contra Costa College, Fall 2015

Instructor, La Raza 110: Introduction to La Raza Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Contra Costa College, Spring 2015

Instructor, La Raza 127: History of Latinos in the U.S., Department of Ethnic Studies, Contra Costa College, Fall 2014

Instructor, La Raza 125: Latin American History, Department of Ethnic Studies, Contra Costa College, Fall 2014

Instructor, La Raza 110: Introduction to La Raza Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Contra Costa College, Spring 2014

Graduate Student Instructor, Chicano Studies 50: Introduction to Chicana/o History, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Fall 2015

Graduate Student Instructor, Chicano Studies 135 C: Latino Documentary Film, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Summer 2015

Graduate Student Instructor, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies: 132AC: Islamophobia and Constructing Otherness, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Spring 2015

Graduate Student Instructor, Chicano Studies 50: Introduction to Chicano History, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Fall 2014

Graduate Student Instructor, Chicano Studies 135 C: Latino Documentary Film, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Summer 2014

Graduate Student Instructor, Ethnic Studies 21AC: A Comparative Survey of Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley Spring 2014

Graduate Student Instructor, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies 128 AC: Muslims in America, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Fall 2013

Graduate Student Instructor, Ethnic Studies 21AC: A Comparative Survey of Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Spring 2013

Graduate Student Instructor, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies 128 AC: Muslims in America, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Fall 2012

Graduate Student Instructor, Chicano Studies 135: Latin American and Chicano Film, Departnment of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Summer 2012

Graduate Student Instructor, Chicano Studies 50: Introduction to Chicana/o History, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Summer 2012

Graduate Student Instructor, Ethnic Studies 101B: Humanities Methods in Ethnic Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Spring 2012

Graduate Student Instructor, Ethnic Studies 45AC: Social Movements of the 1960’s, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Fall 2011

Graduate Student Instructor, Chicano Studies 50: Introduction to Chicana/o History, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Summer 2011

Graduate Student Instructor, Ethnic Studies 21AC: A Comparative Survey of Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Spring 2011

Graduate Student Instructor, Ethnic Studies 10AC: A History of Race in the West, 1500’s to the Present, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Fall 2010