Cristina Devereaux Ramírez, Ph.D

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Industry Education
Occupation Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Location Tucson, Arizona, United States
Introduction After teaching in the public schools for 12 years, I quit my job and went back to school. Change is always good, but when it's done mid-life, it's quite stressful. I'm glad I took the leap. I am now an assistant professor at the University of Arizona. People tell me I look "muy gringa" or Anglo, but my soul..mi Méxican! My mom, Sandra Gonzalez, is Chicana, and my father, Neil Devereaux, un anglo, who has his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics! Mis papas (my parents) nos enseñaron todo lo bonito de la cultura Méxicana, todo bonito de nuestros raices. I'm proud of who I am... soy mestiza!
Interests reading, writing, traveling, hiking in the Southwest region mountains (or any mountains), hot rodding, rhetorics, feminism, mestizaje, critical consciousness, research, public speaking, intellectual conversations, teaching students who want to learn
Favorite Music I´m always listening to XM tuned into Watercolors, Me encanta la music Mexicana...I love Mexican music like conjunto, Tex-Mex like Little Joe y la Familia, Chicana singer Lila Downs, I will always love Stevie Nicks, my dark, mystic woman.
Favorite Books Borderlands by Gloria Anzaldua, Inez by Carlos Fuentes, Emergence of the Modern Mexican Woman by Shirlene Soto, Mestizo Democracy by John Burke, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa, Rereading the Sophists: Classical Rhetoric Refigured by S. Jarratt, Philosophy of Liberation by Enrique Dussel

What's the most amount of sand you've ever had in your swimming trunks?

I hate these stupid questions...Like I'm sure you all would really want to know how much sand I've hand in my trunks. For one, I'm a girl and don't wear trunks. I've got my own question. If you could read or watch TV, which would you prefer? I love to read... but if there's a good PBS Nova or Frontline on, I´ll put the book down.