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

People / Graduate Students


Sara A. Ramírez

Decolonial Feminisms; Chican@/Latin@ Studies; Trauma Studies; Women of Color Cultural Productions

Bio & Research Interests

My areas of research interest and teaching include Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Women’s Studies, Trauma Studies with a focus on Indigenous peoples and their descendants in the Americas, Chicana/Latina literature and cultural productions, U.S. Third World feminist and transnational feminist theory, decolonial theory, and queer of color theory. I have taught for Upward Bound in Napa, California, and I am currently teaching in the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. My dissertation research focuses on contemporary, queer Chicana performance and its emphasis on the impacts of historical and intergenerational trauma upon Mexican Americans.



Norma Alarcón
Laura E. Pérez

Courses Taught or Assisted

At the University of Texas at San Antonio:

WS 4863/AMS 3243 Feminism, Colonization, and Globalization
WS 3613 Decolonial Feminist Research Methodologies
WS 4623/AMS 3243 Feminist Theories: Women of Color Making Meaning of Self-Making