Staff Directory


Veronica Quezada, PhD

Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture

Director of the Language and Culture Program

Phone: 949-480-4392

Fax: 949-480-4263


Academic Administration - Undergraduate Program Staff

Faculty - Full-Time


  • PhD., Spanish, University of California, Irvine
  • M.A., Spanish, University of California, Irvine
  • B.A., Spanish, English & Chicano Studies (minor), University of California, Irvine

Positions Held

  • 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 

Research Interests

  • 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.