Veronica Quezada, PhD
Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture
- PhD., Spanish, University of California, Irvine
- M.A., Spanish, University of California, Irvine
- B.A., Spanish, English & Chicano Studies (minor), University of California, Irvine
- 2015-Present, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Soka University of America
- 2014-2015, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Soka University of America
- 2005-2014, Adjunct Instructor, Soka University of America
- 2014-2015, Adjunct Instructor, El Camino College
- 2011-2014, Adjunct Instructor, Santa Ana College
- 2006-2007, Adjunct Instructor, Golden West College
- 2002-2008, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of California, Irvine
- Mexican Literature
- Chican@/U.S. Latin@ Literatures
- Borderlands Theory
- Ethnic Studies
- Mass Culture
Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits
- “La construcción de una identidad esencialmente fuereña en Crónicas de una oriunda del kilometro X en Michoacán.” Conference presentation, The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference, University of Kentucky, 2015.
- “Tertulia sobre María Luisa Puga.” Conference presentation, XXXVIII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013.
- “Introduction: Paula Crisostomo.” Presentation for the Hispanic Month. Soka University of America, 2010.
- “Introduction: The Story Behind Voces inocentes: A Bi-lingual Conversation with Oscar Torres.” Soka University of America, 2008.
- “Failed Matriarchy in Love Queen of the Amazon.” Conference presentation, Latina Letters: Our Bodies/ Nuestros cuerpos, 2003.
- “The 10th Annual Mexican Conference.” Organizer. University of California, Irvine, May 2004.
Courses Taught at SUA
- First-year of Spanish I & II (SPAN 101 & 102)
- Second-year of Spanish I & II (SPAN 201 & 202)
- Intermediate Conversation (SPAN 307)
- Advanced Conversation (SPAN 310)
- Reading and Writing (SPAN 311)
- Advanced Grammar (SPAN 312)
- Cultural History of Latin America (SPAN 402)
- Spanish American Literature (SPAN 411)
- Chicano/Latino Identity (LRN CLSTR 200/300)
- Advocating Sustainable Environmental Issues in Panama (LRN CLSTR 200/300)
- Sustainable Water Management in California and Latin America (LRN CLSTR 200/300)
- Latin American Immigration: Cultural Readjustment (LRN CLSTR 200/300)
- The Configuration of a Chicano and Latino Community (LRN CLSTR 200/300)
Selected Honors & Awards
- 2007-2012, Adjunct Professor of the Year, Soka University of America.
- 2010, Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of California, Irvine.