Dr. Mónica González Ybarra
I am a visiting assistant professor in the English Education program in the department of English. In the spring of 2018 I received my Ph.D. in Literacy Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder, as a first-generation college student. My schooling experiences and those of my family guided me to my research that examines the literacies and knowledge of Chicanx/Latinx communities, specifically youth. To do this, I engage theoretical and methodological approaches that explore the intersections of literacy with race, ethnicity, gender, language and citizenship. I have been privileged to work with young people across various communities in Illinois, Utah, Colorado, and now in El Paso, Texas. As I begin my career at UTEP, I am especially excited to work with pre-service and in-service teachers and collectively work towards creating opportunities for transformative learning in k-12 schools and beyond. I teach the undergraduate course, Writing Processes of Children and the graduate course, Chicana/Latina Feminist Theories and Perspectives of writing. I am a former recipient of the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship and an NCTE Cultivating New Voices Fellow.
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Ph.D, University of Colorado, Boulder