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Anita Tijerina Revilla

Associate Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Director, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Director, Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

Expertise: Race/Ethnic Studies, Feminism, Women of Color Feminism, Chicana/Latina Feminism, Chicanas and Chicanos in Education, Joteria Studies (Latina/o LGBT Studies), Student Activism, Social Movements


Anita Tijerina Revilla is an activist scholar, artist, and associate professor and director of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Interdisciplinary Degree Programs at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research focuses on student movements and social justice education, specifically in the areas of Chicana/Latina, immigrant, feminist and queer rights activism. Her expertise is in the areas of Jotería Studies, Chicana/o Education, Chicana and Women of Color Feminism, and Critical Race/Ethnic Studies.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Religion with concentrations in African-American, Latin American and American Studies from Princeton University and master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, she earned her doctorate from UCLA Graduate School of Education in Social Sciences and Comparative Education with an emphasis in Race and Ethnic Studies. In her personal and professional life, she is an activist of social justice.


  • Ph.D., Social Sciences and Comparative Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • M.A., Anthropology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • A.B., Religion with concentrations in African-American, Latin American and American Studies, Princeton University

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