Gloria Cuadraz

Associate Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
2151

Biography

Gloria Holguín Cuádraz is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies at Arizona State University. She publishes in the areas of Chicana/os and higher education, theory and methods of oral history, Chicano labor history, feminist methods and testimonio. She is co-editor, with Dr. Yolanda Flores, of Claiming Home, Shaping Community: Testimonios de los Valles (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2017) which consists of testimonios by Chicana/os whose trajectories took them from their original homelands of the Imperial and San Joaquín Valleys to the public research university campuses of the University of California. With Dr. Luis Plascencia, she is co-editor of a forthcoming anthology, Mexican Workers in Arizona: The Making of an ‘Elastic Supply of Labor’ (Tucson: University of Arizona Press), which features significant scholarship on Mexican-origin labor and their contributions to Arizona’s economic development. She is a member of the Latina Feminist Group, co-authors of Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios, (Duke University Press, 2001). Her work in progress, “Negotiated Belonging: Mexicans and the Making of Community in Arizona” is based on oral history and archival research of the Mexican community of Litchfield Park, Arizona. In 2013, she was awarded the Dan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar of the Year Award by the Arizona Humanities Council. From 2014-2017, she was Co-Lead Editor of Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS.

Education

Ph.D., UC Berkeley, Department of Sociology, 1993

M.A., UC Berkeley, Department of Sociology, 1983

B.A., UC Santa Cruz, Department of Sociology, 1980

A.A., Imperial Valley Community College, 1978

Research Interests

Sociology of Education, Chicana/os and Higher Education, Theory and Methods of Oral History, Testimonio, Qualitative Research Methods, Chicana/o Labor History in Arizona, Intersectionality

Publications

  • Cuadraz, Gloria and Yolanda Flores. 2017. Claiming Home, Shaping Community: Testimonios de los Valles. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Plascencia, Luis and Gloria Cuadraz. 2018 (forthcoming). Mexican Workers in Arizona: The Making of an Elastic Supply of Labor. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Cuádraz, Gloria H.  2017.’Hay que Seguir Adelante’: Claiming Home At, Below, and Above Sea Level. In Cuádraz, G. and Y. Flores (Eds.). Claiming Home, Shaping Community: Testimonios de los Valles. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.
  • Cuádraz, Gloria H.  (forthcoming, 2018). The Mobilization and Immobilization of ‘Legally Imported Aliens’: Cotton in the Salt River Valley, 1917-21. In Plascencia, L. and Gloria Cuádraz (Eds.) Mexican Workers in Arizona: The Making of an Elastic Supply of Labor. (under final contract: Tucson: University of Arizona Press).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria H. Ethico-Political Dilemmas of a Community-Based Oral History Project: Navigating the Culture of the Corporate University. Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order (2012).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria H. Unearthing and Recovering Memories in a Company Town: Litchfield Park, Arizona. Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS (2011).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria H. From Doctoral Students to Faculty: Chicanas' Articulation with Trauma in Academe. Women of Color in Higher Education: Turbulent Past, Promising Future (2011).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria H. From 'Shattering the Silences' to the Politics of Purpose: Reflections on the Culture of the Academy. Women of Color in Leadership: Taking Their Rightful Place (2010).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Negotiating Career and Family in Arizona: Belen Soto Moreno, pp. 142-146, Source note In Armitage, S. and Mercier, L.  Speaking History: Oral Histories of the American Past, 1865-Present. Palgrave MacMillan Publishers (2009).
  • Arreola, D.D., Lucio, D.D, Lukinbeal, C., Cuadraz, G.H. Mexican Litchfield Park: A Forgotten Colonia of the Salt River Valley. Journal of Arizona History (2008).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. “Litchfield Oral History Project” In Mercier, L. and Buckendorf, M. Using Oral History in Community History Projects (Pamphlet). Oral History Association (2007).
  • Gloria Cuadraz. Myths and the "Politics of Exceptionality": Interpreting Chicana/o Narratives of Achievement. Oral History Review (2006).
  • Cuádraz, Gloria H. Chicanas and Higher Education:  Three Decades of Literature and Thought. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.  v. 4, no 2, pp. 215-234 (2005).
  • Cuádraz, Gloria H. and Lynet Uttal. Intersectionality and In-depth Interviews: Methodological Strategies to Analyze Race, Class, and Gender. Race, Gender, and Class:  An Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Journal, v. 6, no. 3, pp. 159-189 (1999).
  • Rendon, L., A. Nora, and G. Cuadraz. Access, Choice, and Outcomes:  A Profile of Hispanic Students in Higher Education, in C. Teddlie, A. Tashakkori and S. Ochoa (Eds.), Education of Hispanics in the United States: Politics, Policies, and Outcomes, vol. 16, AMS Press, pp. 175-199 (1999).
  • Cuádraz, Gloria. Stories of Access and ‘Luck’:  Chicana/os, Higher Education, and the Politics of Incorporation” Latino Studies Journal, v. 10, no. 1, pp. 110-123 (1999).
  • Cuádraz, Gloria.  Chicana/o Generations and the Horatio Alger Myth. Thought and Action: NEA Higher Education Journal, v. 13, no. 1, pp. 103-120 (1997).
  • Cuádraz, Gloria H. and Jennifer L. Pierce. From Scholarship Girls to Scholarship Women: Surviving the Contradictions of Race and Class in Academe, Explorations in Ethnic Studies, v. 17, no. 1 (special issue on Race, Class, and Gender), pp. 21-44 (1994)
  • Cuádraz, Gloria H. Experiences of Multiple Marginality: A Case Study of Chicana Scholarship Women, Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, (special theme issue on Chicanos in Higher Education), pp. 31-43 (1992). 

CREATIVE ACTIVITY:

  • Cuádraz,, G.H. (Featured Artist) Canyon Voices, v. 14. New College, School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, 2016.
  • Cuádraz, G.H. (Solo Performance) “A Mentoring Story.” Southwest Oral History Association, Los Angeles, California, 2011.
  • Cuadraz, Gloria H. (Featured Artist: "A Typical Mexican Girl, 1933" and “Amber’s Gaze” –oil paintings published for cover and contents) Chicana/Latina Studies: Journal of MALCS, 11:1, 2011.
  • Cuádraz, G.H. and Lisa Brainard.(Co-Directors of Video Documentary & Project). “Historic Sites and Sacred Places of Litchfield Park.”  A Collaborative Project of ASU, Agua Fria High School, and LPHS, 2010.
  • Cuádraz, G.H. Curator, Photo Exhibit, “Images from the Camps: Gente, Lugares y Comunidad—People, Places and Community”, Fletcher Library, ASU West, 2007.
  • Cuádraz,, G.H. Producer. Video Documentary, “Voices from the Camps of Litchfield Park,” Funded by the Arizona Humanities Council, 2006..
  • Co-Producer (with Patricia Clark), Video Documentary, “Border Crossings: Stories From Our Own Backyard,” Migrants, Justice, and the Border, ASU West, 2004.
  • Producer, Digital Story, “Mi Primera Amiguita: Carmelita,” Center for Digital Storytelling, Sedona and CSUMB Digital Story Training, 2003.
  • Producer, Digital Story, “Amores Perros,” Center for Digital Storytelling, Sedona (June 12-14, 2003) and CSUMB Digital Story Training, 2003.
  • Contributor, “Personal Reflections,” in Essie E. Lee, Nurturing Success: Successful Women of Color and Their Daughters. Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2000.           

Research Activity

  • Cuadraz,Gloria H*. Mexican Americans of Litchfield Park Oral History Project - Phase II: Tres Rios Region Camp Images. (10/14/2006 - 1/31/2008).
  • Cuadraz,Gloria H*. Mexican Americans of Litchfield Park Oral History Project (WTP). (10/15/2005 - 10/31/2006).

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ETH 100 Ethnic and Indigenous Lives
LAS 419 20th Century Chicano/a History
HST 419 20th Century Chicano/a History
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ETH 100 Ethnic and Indigenous Lives
LAS 450 Latina/os: Social Inequality
ETH 450 Latina/os: Social Inequality
AMS 450 Latina/os: Social Inequality
IAS 493 Honors Thesis
MAS 585 Capstone Course
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ETH 100 Ethnic and Indigenous Lives
HST 419 20th Century Chicano/a History
IAS 492 Honors Directed Study
JHR 592 Research
MAS 592 Research
JHR 599 Thesis
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ETH 473 Indigenous&Latina/Chicana Rep
LAS 473 Indigenous&Latina/Chicana Rep
WST 473 Indigenous&Latina/Chicana Rep
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 590 Reading and Conference
JHR 593 Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ETH 100 Ethnic and Indigenous Lives
LAS 419 20th Century Chicano/a History
HST 419 20th Century Chicano/a History
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
WST 473 Indigenous&Latina/Chicana Rep
MAS 598 Special Topics
JHR 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ETH 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
HST 419 20th Century Chicano/a History
JHR 593 Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
JHR 525 Action Research
JHR 593 Applied Project
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ETH 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
AMS 330 Documenting American Lives
MAS 592 Research

Presentations

  • Invited Presenter, Claiming Home: Testimonios de los Valles. 2017. Featured Book Presentation, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, Rocky Mountain Foco Conference, September 29-30, 2017.

  • Panel Presenter, The Gendering of an Elastic Supply of Labor: Mexican Women Cotton Workers in the Salt River Valley, 1917-21. MALCS Summer Institute, Sonoma State University, July 19-21, 2017.

  • Conference Co-Chair Presenter, Latino Studies Association, Advancing the Mission and Meeting the Trends: Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, Pasadena, CA, July 5-8, 2016.

  • Invited Plenary Presenter (Latina Feminist Group), Living to Telling: Rethinking Latina Feminist Testimonio for the 21st Century in the Age of Globalization, Inter-University Program for Latina/o Research, Fifth Biennial Siglo XXI, University of Notre Dame, April, 2015.

  • Invited Speaker, Mobilizing to Immobilize: The Story of Arizona Cotton, Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, October, 2015.

  • Panelist, Telling to Live: A Platica on Testimonio, MALCS Summer Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

  • Panelist (Latina Feminist Group), Testimonio and Intersectionality: Toward Embodied Dialogues of Wholeness and Transcendance. MALCS Summer Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

  • Gloria Cuadraz and Alejandra Elenes. Writing Workshop Conociendonos in Collaboration: Chicana/Latina Studies and the Peer Review Process. 2015 MALCS Summer Institute (Aug 2015).

  • Luz de Alba Acevedo, Rina Benmayor, Ruth Behar, Norma Cantu, Gloria Cuadraz, Celia Alvarez, Patricia Zavella, Lisa Fiol-Matta, Aurora Levins Morales, Clara Lomas, Caridad Souza, Yvette Flores, Mirtha Quintanales. Living to Telling: Rethinking Latina Feminist Testimonio for the 21st Century in the Age of Globalization. Inter-University Program for Latino Research Fifth Biennial Siglo XXI Conference, Notre Dame (Apr 2015).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Writing for Publication. MALCS Summer Institute, Writing Workshop (Jul 2014).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. "Writing Arizona Women's Stories". Arizona Women's History Symposium: Arizona Women Hiding in Plain Sight (Mar 2014).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Planning and Recommendations. Arizona Women's History Symposium: Arizona Women Hiding in Plain Sight (Mar 2014).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Claiming Home: Testimonios from California's Agricultural Valles. MALCS Summer institute (Jul 2013).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Achieving Tenure. MALCS Summer institute (Jul 2013).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria and Yolanda Flores. Rethinking Home: From the Imperial and San Joaquin Valleys to the University of California. Association for the Study of Higher Education; Council on Ethnic Participation Pre-Conference Forum (Nov 2012).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria H. Sculpting your Case Toward Tenure: Conceptual and Practical Advice to Thrive. University of Pacific Northern California Pre-Tenure Faculty Forum: Publishing and Networking (Apr 2012).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria H. Myths about Affirmative Action and the Politics of Parity. 2010 AACHE Conference-"Cultivating the Dream" (Nov 2010).
  • Cuadraz, G.H. De-Romanticizing the Stories We Love to Hear: Critical Notes on the Educational Success Trope. Mujeres Activas En Letras y Cambio Social Summer Institute (Jul 2009).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria Holguin. Reuniting a 'Community of Memory': Stories of Belonging from the Labor Camps of Goodyear Farms. University of Vermont Carole and Dan Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series (Apr 2009).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Mexican Americans and the Making of Community in Litchfield Park, 1916-1986: Oral Histories from the Goodyear Farms Camps. The Lectures Commitee of the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Oct 2008).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Screening of the documentary "Voices from the Camps of Litchfield Park". University of Arizona LGBT Studies' Oral History Research Cluster (Apr 2008).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Oral History and the Corporate University: Challenging Rhetoric with Practice. UA Institute of LGBT Studies' Oral History Research Cluster (Apr 2008).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Excerpts from "Voices from the Camps of Litchfield Park". Arizona Association for Chicanos in Higher Education (Nov 2007).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. "Voices from the Camps of Litchfield Park". Oral HIstory Association (Oct 2007).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Power and Ethics in Oral History. Featured Plenary Panel on "Power and Ethics in Oral History" (Oct 2007).
  • Cuadraz, Gloria. Life in the Camps: Interrogating Memories of "Community" as the Sustaining Thread. Oral History Association Annual Meeting (Oct 2006).

Honors/Awards

  • The Dan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar of the Year Award, Arizona Humanities Council, Arizona, 2013
  • Tortuga Award, Mujeres Activas En Letras y Cambio Social, UC, Santa Barbara, 2012
  • Arizona 2012 Centennial Legacy Project, Arizona Historical Advisory Commission (Luis Plascencia and Gloria Cu�draz, Co-Editors: current title: Mexican Workers in Arizona: The Making of an Elastic Supply of Labor)
  • Excellence in Education Award, Ronald McDonald House of Charities, 2007
  • Participant, UC Berkeley Advanced Oral History Institute, 2006
  • Excellence in Diversity Award, Arizona State University, 2006
  • WESTMARC Best of the West Cultural Awareness Award: Mexican Americans of Litchfield Park Oral History Project, Arizona, 2006
  • The Meyers Outstanding Book of the Year Award- Latina Feminist Group: Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios. Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 2002
  • Selected Participant, Oral History Summer Institute, Columbia University, New York, 2002.
  • Outstanding Service and Dedication to Arizona State University Students Award/Ninth Annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day, 2001.
  • Featured AlumniLas Mujeres:  Thirty Years of Chicanas and Latinas at University of CA, Santa Cruz, Exhibit, McHenry Library, UC Santa Cruz, 1998.
  • Featured Faculty, Shattering the Silences, Video: Gail Pellett Productions, Inc., sponsored by Ford Foundation, broadcast by Public Broadcasting Systems, 1996-97.
  • Featured Faculty: Shattering the Silences: Minority Professors Break into the Ivory Tower, CA Newsreel 
  • President's Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Cruz, 1992-93
  • Minority Scholar-in-Residence, Colorado College, Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence at Liberal Arts Colleges, 1991-92
  • University of California Affirmative Action Dissertation-Year Merit Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 1990-91

Editorships

Co-Lead Editor, Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, 2014-2017

Professional Associations

<p>Oral History Association (OHA); Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS)</p>

Service

  • External Reviewer, Promotion and Tenure, New Mexico State University, 2017
  • Reviewer, U of A Press, book prospectus, 2017
  • Invited External Reviewer, Ethnic Studies Program, Oregon State University, Corvalis, April, 2016
  • Reviewer, US Latina and Latino Oral History Journal (inaugural issue)
  • Workshop Facilitator, Gloria Cuádraz and Alejandra Elenes, “Informal Platica with Editors of Chicana/Latina Studies.” MALCS Summer Institute, 2015, 2016
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, Social Justice and Human Rights Program, Member (2015-16)
  • New College Fall Event: Joy Harjo and Winona LaDuke, Moderator (2014 - Present)
  • External Reviewer, Promotion and Tenure, Faculty, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
  • External Reviewer, Promotion and Tenure, Faculty, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
  • Featured Faculty, "Arizona's Mexican Heritage: An American Story" Film Series, 2014
  • Member, Probationary Third-Year Review Committee, SHArCS, 2014
  • Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, SHArCS, 2014
  • Litchfield Park Historical Society, Consultant, 2014 - Present
  • SHArCS Advisory Committee, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Social and Cultural Analysis Working Group, Member, 2014
  • Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, Presenter, 2014
  • Member, Southwest Borderlands Initiative, 2013
  • External Reviewer, Promotion and Tenure, Faculty, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 2012
  • Proposal Reviewer, Council on Ethnic Participation Forum, Association for the Study of Higher Education, 2012
  • Reviewer, Research Article, Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies, Mujeres Activas En Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS)
  • Co-Chair, MALCS Site Committee, Arizona MALCS Institute, Phoenix, 2009-10
  • Member, NAACS Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio, 2010
  • Member, Awards Committee, Oral History Association, 2008-09
  • Glendale Community College, Hispanic Heritage Month, Invited Speaker, 2008
  • M.A. Graduate Group in Women's Studies, Member, 2008
  • Online Education Group Task Force, Member, 2008
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Convocation Announcer, 2007
  • Ethnic Studies Program, Coordinator & Presentor, AGUILA Student Campus Visit, 2006
  • Student Affairs Recruitment & Outreach Services, Faculty Presenter for FOCUS Program, 2006
  • Hispanic Honors Society, Workshop Facilitator, "Making the Best Case for Graduate School", 2006
  • Office of University Initiatives, Invited Faculty Panelist, Social Embeddedness and Research: What Does It Mean, What Does It Look Like, and How Is It Done?, 2006
  • Office of University Student Initiatives, Faculty participant in "A Place In The Sun", 2006
  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Presenter, Arizona High School Counselor Update, 2006
  • Member, Arizona Women's Heritage Trail, Scholars and Researchers Board, 2006-2012
  • Faculty Manuscript Writing Group, Member, 2005-2007
  • Arizona Association for Chicanos in Higher Education, Member, Board Member, 2005-2010
  • Arizona State University Senate/Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT), Member, 2012 - 2015
  • Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS, Member, Editorial Review Board, 2009 - 2013
  • Personnel Committee, Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, Member, 2010 - 2013
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education, Proposal Review, 2012 - 2012
  • Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS, Member, Editorial Review Board (2009 - 2012)
  • Graduate Studies Curriculum Committee, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Futures Committee, Arizona Women's Heritage Trail, Member, 2011 - 2012
  • Chicana/o Latina/o Faculty Staff Association, Historian, ASU, 2010 - 2011
  • Chicana/o and Latina/o Faculty Staff Association, Organizer, 2011 - 2011
  • NACCS, Member, Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio, 2010-11
  • Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS, Reviewer, 2009 - 2010
  • Litchfield Park Historical Society, Board Member, 2009 - 2010
  • Documentary Studies Organizing Committee, Member, 2009 - 2010
  • Ethnic Studies Coordinating Committee, Member, 2009 - 2010
  • Oral History Certificate Faculty Committee, Co-Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • Women's Studies Coordinating Committee, Member, 2009 - 2010
  • Equity & Excellence in Education, Reviewer, 2009
  • P & T Review Committee, (LCH) Member, 2007 - 2008
  • Probationary Review Committee,(WST) Member, 2008
  • President Crow's Latino Kitchen Cabinet, Member, West Representative, 2007 - 2008
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Learning Community Fellow, 2006 - 2008
  • Oral History Association Diversity Committee, Member, 2005 - 2008
  • Glendale Community College, Hispanic Heritage Month, Invited Speaker, 2008 
  • Dean's Faculty Advisory Board, Member, 2007 - 2008
  • NOTAS Publication, Office of the President, Faculty Editor, 2005 - 2008
  • Chair, Probationary Review Committee, SBS, 2007 - 2008
  • UNIVISION, Featured Scholar & Segment on Litchfield Park Oral History Project, 2007
  • Master's of Interdisciplinary Studies, Guest Lecturer, 2007
  • Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning, Guest Lecturer, 2007
  • National Association for Chicana & Chicano Studies, Proposal Reviewer for 2007 Conference, 2006 - 2007
  • NCIAS Dean's Search Committee, Member, 2006 - 2007
  • Ethnic Studies Program, Director, 2000 - 2007
  • Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies, Guest Lecturer, 2007
  • Member, Probationary Review Committee, SBS, 2006 - 2007
  • Member, Probationary Review Committee, AMS, 2006 - 2007
  • Cesar Chavez Honorary Luncheon, Invited Guest & Donor Facilitator, 2007
  • Transborder Chicano Latino Studies, Invited Guest Lecturer, 2007
  • New College Learning Community Fellows Program, New College Poster Presentation,2006
  • Pebble Creek Adult Retirement Community, Invited Presenter, 2006
  • Arizona State University,, Reviewer, Sabbatical Leave, 2006
  • City of Phoenix, Invited Panelist for City of Phoenix 2006 Latina Breakfast, 2006
  • Voices of Valor Community Advisory Board, Member, 2005 - 2006
  • Language, Cultures, and History, Member, LCH Academic Program Review, 2005 - 2006
  • ASUW Academic Senate, Secretary, 2005 - 2006
  • Tres Rios Nature Festival, Invited Presenter, 2006

Work History

<p>Associate Professor, Arizona State University, 2000-present; Director, Ethnicity, Race, and First Nations Studies Program, 2000-2007; (Founding Director, B.A. in Ethnicity, Race, and First Nations Studies, 2005); Assistant Professor, ASU, 1994-2000; Research Associate, Hispanic Research Center, 1994-97</p>