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  • Anita Revilla


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    Anita Revilla

    Date of Birth:
    Feb. 28, 1973
    Place of Birth:
    San Antonio, Texas
    Arrival in Las Vegas:
    2004
    Work/Contribution:
    Education
    Date of Interview:
    Fall 2011



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    Biography

    Anita Tijerina Revilla is an associate professor in the Women’s Studies Department at UNLV. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Her research has focused on student movements and social justice education, specifically in the areas of Chicana/Latina, immigrant, feminist and Queer rights activism.

    After earning her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, she went on to Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her PhD from the UCLA Graduate School of Education in Social Sciences and Comparative Education, with an emphasis in Race and Ethnic Studies.

    Since coming to UNLV, Anita Tijerina Revilla has earned several teaching awards including the William Morris Teaching Award and the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award. She is active on campus and in the community. She has published extensively, and her main research interests include social justice pedagogy, Chicano Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Critical Race Feminism.

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