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I am a multi-media producer, Latinamericanist communication scholar, lifelong educator, and politically engaged Chicano from Southern California. My work is interdisciplinary: it involves political communication, Latin American studies, Human Rights discourse and memory, mediatization theory, international media systems, cultural identity, sociocultural theory, critical pedagogy, educational technologies, and Chicana/o studies. In addition to my Ph.D. in Communication, I have a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies, two BCLAD teaching credentials, and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies. My first book, titled Television, Democracy, and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics, will be available in December of 2017.
I have been a successful educator for over 25 years. Twelve years of my service were as a 9th grade teacher in Barrio Logan, a few blocks away from Chicano Park, where I played a central role within numerous innovative school leadership programs involving students, parents, and educational technology. I am also proud to admit that I have been a construction worker, a videographer, an editor of several newspapers, and I built my own lowrider – a 1965 El Camino. I am a community organizer, having both founded and served in positions of leadership within numerous organizations during the last 30 years. A substantial part of my community work has involved media production – I have independently published several non-academic books, produced dozens of pamphlets, booklets, and several short video documentaries, developed numerous websites, and directed multiple social media campaigns. I am currently a lecturer for the Department of Communication at UCSD, but I am also on the job market so if you hear something, please hit me up.