Coordinator, Mexican American Studies
Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Composition and Literary Studies
Dr. Lydia CdeBaca-Cruz is committed to improving educational outcomes for underserved students through both higher education and community-based education initiatives. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English with graduate certificates in Mexican American Studies and Native American/Indigenous Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
My teaching is founded on a concept of learning as bridging. Together, my students and I co-construct bridges between teaching and learning in order to establish an environment of trust in the classroom, to meet their goals and expectations, and to convey relevant and authentic learning experiences.
Areas of Interest
Mexican American/Latin@ Literature and Popular Culture
Music and Literature
Intro to Mexican American Studies
Intro to Mexican American Literature
Literature and Film
ESL Level IV
ESL Read/Write Level 2