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Anita Tijerina Revilla, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director, Interdisciplinary Degree Programs


Dr. Anita Tijerina Revilla is Associate Professor and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies 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 are in the areas of Jotería Studies, Chicana/o Education, Chicana and Women of Color Feminism, and Critical Race/Ethnic Studies. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA Graduate School of Education in Social Sciences and Comparative Education with an emphasis in Race and Ethnic Studies. Her most recent publications are a co-edited book titled,Marching Students: Chicana/o Activism in Education, 1968 to the Present. (U Nevada Press) and an article in the National Women's Studies Association Journal, “Are All Raza Womyn Queer: An Exploration of Sexual Identities in a Chicana/Latina Student Organization.” She is working on two new books: Raza Womyn Re-constructing Revolution: Building and Sustaining a Muxerista Consciousness and What Happens in Vegas, Does NOT Stay in Vegas: Social Justice Activism in Las Vegas.