Jeanelle Horcasitas is a PhD Candidate in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She is a proud first-generation college student, Chicana, daughter of immigrants, and from a working class family. Her research interests include Chicana/o and Latina/o Literature and Film, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Digital Humanities, Immigration, Technology, Labor, Biopolitics, and Critical Race Theory. Fernando Sanchez is a 4th year PhD student in the Department of Literature at UC San Diego. He received my BA and MA in Literature at Cal State, where I received the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship. His academic research interests are the coloniality of knowledge, power, and temporality in the 16th century, and its cinematic representations in contemporary Latin American cinema.

Teaching at the Community Colleges That First Believed In Us

There is a quote by Henry Brooks Adams that says, “Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.” We both believe our intellectual journeys were truly transformed and shaped because of the amazing experiences and educators we had while attending a community college. In this next post we reflect upon our histories…