Marina V. Chavez

Graduate Student


Nationalisms; Gender and Sexuality; Chicana/o/x-Latina/o/x Cultural Expressions; Neoliberal Multiculturalism and Equity in Higher Education


MA in Chicana/o Studies, UC Santa Barbara


Marina V. Chavez is a doctoral candidate in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at UC Santa Barbara. Her dissertation is focused on exploring the gendered and sexual politics and potentials of Chicana/o/x-Latina/o/x Mexican folkloric dance, or folklórico, in the context of the neoliberal multiculturalist university, specifically, and within the cultural-racial politics of the United States, more broadly.


“Transgressing Gender and Sexuality Roles in Mexican Folkloric Dance: Disidentification in Raíces de mi Tierra’s 2013 Performance of ‘La Mújer de Colores,’” published in the Spring 2020 issue of the Chicana/Latina Studies Journal.


History of Chicanas/os/xs

Chicana Feminisms