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Anita Tijerina Revilla, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director
Department(s): Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies
Office: CBC-B 411
Mail Code: 5027
Phone: 702-895-1525
Email: anita.revilla@unlv.edu

Biography

Dr. Anita Tijerina Revilla is an activist scholar, and Associate Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies and the director of the Gender and Ethnic Studies 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, Chicanx Education, Chicana Feminism, and Critical Race/Ethnic Studies. After receiving her bachelor’s degree 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. She is working on a book about feminist, queer, and immigrant rights student activism in Las Vegas titled, What Happens in Vegas, Does NOT Stay in Vegas: Feminist and Queer Activism in Sin City. She is also an artist who uses portraits to illustrate the fierce feminist, radical and queer love of her community.