Luz Calvo

Associate Professor

Department of Ethnic Studies

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The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.
—Audre Lorde

Luz Calvo received her PhD in the History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz. She also holds an MA in Political Science (UCLA) and AB in Politics (Princeton University). She teaches courses in Latino/a Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Ethnic Studies. Her research focuses on queer of color theory and culture. She is beginning a new project on gender norms in breast cancer discourse and treatment.

Professional Focus

Visual Culture
Sexuality Studies
Latino/a Culture


  • A.B., Politics, Princeton University
  • M.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz


Fall Quarter 2015
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
ES 301001Decolonize Your DietTTH12:00PM1:50PMMI-2038Hayward Campus View Books
ES 320201Latino/a WritersARR WEB-ONLINEOnline Campus View Books


Art Comes for the Archbishop: The Semiotics of Contemporary Chicana Feminism and the Work of Alma Lopez.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. Vol. 5 No. 1, Autumn 2004, 201-224.

 “Embodied at the Shrine of Cultural Disjuncture.” Beyond the Frame: Women of Color and Visual Representation. Eds. Angela Y. Davis and Neferti X. Tadiar. New York: Palgrave Press, 2005, 207-218.

Book Review, Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples by Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Methodology of the Oppressed by Chela Sandoval in SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol. 29 No. 1, Autumn 2003, 254-257.

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