Eight UW Tacoma Faculty Recognized by UW Center for Latino Health

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The fourth annual Latinx Faculty Recognition honors faculty from UW Tacoma's School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and School of Urban Studies.

The UW Center for Latino Health has recognized 32 UW Latinx faculty for scholarly achievements, including eight at UW Tacoma.

Faculty are recognized for meeting at least one of the following criteria during the academic year: 1) publishing a scholarly article in a high-impact journal or an influential book; 2) receiving a major grant; 3) being appointed to a significant leadership position; 4) being promoted to associate or full professor; or 5) retiring by the summer of 2020.

The eight UW Tacoma faculty receiving recognition:

Maria-Tania Bandes-Becerres Weingarden, UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & SciencesMaria-Tania Bandes-Becerra Weingarden, Lecturer, Culture, Arts & Communication, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

  • Grant funding secured for new theater program at UW Tacoma

Rubén Casas, UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & SciencesRubén Casas, Assistant Professor, Culture, Arts & Communication, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

  • Publications:
    “The Place of Free Speech: Making Controversy Material at the Neoliberal University”
    “Precarious economies: capitalism’s creative destruction in the age of neoliberal campus planning”

Sarah Chavez, UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & SciencesSarah Chavez, Lecturer, Culture, Arts & Communication, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

  • Publication:
    “Halfbreed Helene’s Mother Says Not to Call Herself That”

Sonia de la Cruz, UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & SciencesSonia de la Cruz, Assistant Professor, Culture, Arts & Communication, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

  • Publications:
    “Laboring in Line With Our Values: Lessons Learned in the Struggle to Unionize”
    “Feminist Responses to the Neoliberalization of the University: From Surviving to Thriving”

IItziri Moreno Villamar, UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciencestziri Moreno Villamar, Lecturer, Culture, Arts & Communication, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

  • Grant: UW Tacoma Collaborative Publicly Engaged Scholarship

Ariana Ochoa Camacho, UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & SciencesAriana Ochoa Camacho, Assistant Professor, Social & Historical Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

  • Grant: American Association of University Women American Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Publication:
    “Love in Times of Precarity: A Very Queer Politics of Immigration”

Alyssa Ramirez Stege, UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & SciencesAlyssa Ramirez Stege, Assistant Professor, Social, Behavioral & Human Sciences, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

  • Publication:
    “A Critical Post-Colonial and Resilience-based Framwork of Supervision in Action”

Anaid Yerena, UW Tacoma School of Urban StudiesAnaid Yerena, Assistant Professor, School of Urban Studies

  • Publications:
    “Strategic Action for Affordable Housing: How Advocacy Organizations Accomplish Policy Change”
    “Public Housing Authorities in the Private Market”
    “Conversations with Moving to Work Agencies on the Future of Policy Innovation”

Dolores Huerta, a nationally-renowned labor leader and civil rights activist, was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Latinx Faculty Recognition Event, canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She recorded the following video message:

UW President Ana Mari Cauce extended her congratulations to the honorees through a video message:

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Written by: 
John Burkhardt / June 5, 2020
Media contact: 

John Burkhardt, UW Tacoma Communications, 253-692-4536 or johnbjr@uw.edu

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