Dr. Michelle Téllez
Faculty Fellow, Guerrero Student Center
Dr. Michelle Téllez, an Assistant Professor in Mexican-American Studies, is an interdisciplinary scholar trained in Community Studies, Sociology, Chicana/o Studies and Education who specializes in ethnic and women’s studies. A graduate of UCLA (B.A, 1996), Teachers College, Columbia University (M.A, 2000) and Claremont Graduate University (Ph.D., 2005), her writing and research projects seek to uncover stories of identity, transnational community formation, cross-border labor organizing, gendered migration, autonomy and resistance along the U.S./Mexico border. In her twenty years of community engagement and activism, she has been involved in multiple projects for change at the grassroots level utilizing critical pedagogy, principles of sustainability, community-based arts, performance, and visual media. Dr. Téllez is a founding member of the Chicana M(other)work Collective and the Binational Artist in Residency project. She is on the editorial review board for Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social and on the board of directors for the Southwest Folklife Alliance. To find out more about her work please visit: www.michelletellez.com.