Sheryl Lutjens, PhD
Sheryl Lutjens, PhD
Chair and Professor of Women's Studies

Office: Social and Behavioral Science Building 4241
Phone: (760) 750-8021
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Dr. Lutjens joined the Women’s Studies Department at CSUSM as Chair in January 2008.  Her teaching areas include Feminist Theory, Women and Politics, Gender and Organizations, Gender and Development, and Women and Revolution.



 


Sheryl Lutjens earned a B.A. in German from the University of California, Riverside, a secondary teaching credential from CSU San Bernardino, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.





Sheryl’s research has focused on power, participation, the state, and democracy; women/gender and politics in the U.S., Spain, and Latin America; and feminist politics and political theory.  As a Cuba specialist, her research on Cuba has explored the state and administrative reform, popular participation and democracy, women, education, and U.S.-Cuba academic relations.   Her publications include two books, The State, Bureaucracy, and the Cuban Schools: Power and Participation and the co-edited collection Rereading Latin American Women: The Political Economy of Gender, six special issues of the journal Latin American Perspectives (two on women/gender in Latin America and four on Cuba), numerous articles and chapters in books, and North America and the Caribbean, a volume she edited for the six-volume The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children’s Issues Worldwide.  Her recent publications include “The Subject(s) of Academic and Cultural Exchange:  Paradigms, Power, and Possibilities,” in Debating U.S.-Cuba Relations:  Shall We Play Ball? eds. Rafael Hernández and Jorge I. Domínguez (Routledge, 2011).

Sheryl is a member of the editorial boards of Cuban Studies and The International Journal of Cuban Studies, and a coordinating editor of Latin American Perspectives.  Among other collaborative projects, Lutjens has worked since 1994 with the Association of Cuban Educators in the organization of annual seminarios, in Cuba, for U.S. and Cuban educational professionals, teachers, and graduate students.  She is a founding member of the Latin American Studies Association’s Section for Scholarly Relations with Cuba and is currently co-chair of the 665-member section.





  • Gender, Race, and Class in Contemporary Societies
  • Women as Leaders; Women, Power, and Politics 
  • Women and Revolution in Cuba;Gender and Development
  • Women in Latin America
  • Transnational Feminisms
  • Globalization, Feminist Theorizing, and Internationalized Women/Politics
  • Locating Third Wave Feminism
  • Feminist Theories and Research [graduate]
  • Feminist Theories [graduate]
  • Women, Gender, and Revolution [graduate]

TEACHING FIELDS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Feminist Theory; Women and Politics; Women and Organizations

Comparative Politics; Development; the State; Gender and Development

Political Economy; Globalization

Latin American Politics; Cuba

Public Administration; Organization Theory



PRESENT POSITION

Professor and Chair, Department of Women’s Studies, California State University San Marcos,

January 2008-present

Professor Emeritus, Department of Politics and International Affairs, Northern Arizona

University, 2008-present



PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Full Professor, Department of Political Science, Northern Arizona University, 2000-2007

Director, 2002-2006, Women’s Studies Program, Northern Arizona University

Associate Professor, 1993-2000, Department of Political Science, Northern Arizona University

Assistant Professor, 1987-1993, Department of Political Science, Northern Arizona University

Lecturer, Spring 1987, Department of Political Science, California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Lecturer, 1986, Department of Management, California State University, San Bernardino

Instructor, 1985-1987, Division of Social Science and Humanities, Riverside Community College

Lecturer, Spring 1984, Political Science Department, Humboldt State University

Associate, 1981-1983, Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego


HONORS AND AWARDS

Growing Tree Award, ASI Women’s Center, California State University, San Marcos, 2008-09

All People’s Celebration Nominee, Spring 2009, California State University, San Marcos

2005-06 Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement and Contribution, Commission on the Status of Women, Northern Arizona University

ASWI Certificate of Appreciation, Associated Students for Women’s Issues [in Recognition of Valuable Contributions to Northern Arizona University’s ASWI Organization and the Feminist Movement], May 2006

Named Profesor Invitado, University of Havana, by Resolution of the Ministry of Higher Education, Cuba, May 2003

205th Anniversary Medal,  Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País, Havana, May 2003

American Political Science Association, Pi Sigma Alpha Distinguished Teaching Award, 1998

President=s Award for Cultural Diversity, Northern Arizona University, 1997-1998

"Edwin Lieuwin Prize for Distinguished Teaching on or about Latin America," awarded by Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, February 1997

"Most Influential Faculty Member," named by recipient of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Student Award, 1993-1994

University Distinguished Teaching-Scholar Award, Northern Arizona University, 1991-1992

"Spotlight on Excellence," Teaching Award, Associated Students, Northern Arizona University, May 1991

Henry Robert Braden Fellowship, U.C. Berkeley, Summer 1985

Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1980-1981


RESEARCH


Publications


Books:

Editor, North America and the Caribbean, volume in Encyclopedia of Children’s Issues Worldwide, ed. Irving Epstein (Greenwood Press, December 2007)  

Retreat from Reason:  U.S.-Cuba Academic Exchange and the Bush Administration, compiled Kimberly Stanton, Washington, DC:  Latin America Working Group Education Fund, September 2006

Jennifer Abbassi and Sheryl L. Lutjens, eds. Rereading Latin American Women: The Political Economy of Gender  (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002)  

The State, Bureaucracy, and the Cuban Schools: Power and Participation (Boulder: Westview Press, 1996)

Chilcote, Ronald H. with Sheryl Lutjens, Revolutionary Cuba: A Bibliographical Guide to the Literature, 2 vols (New York: Kraus International Publishers, 1986)

 


Journal Issues:

with Pamela Stricker, Cuba: Interpreting a Half Century of Revolution and Resistance, Part 3, Latin American Perspectives 36, no. 3, Issue 165 (May 2009)

with Pamela Stricker, Cuba: Interpreting a Half Century of Revolution and Resistance, Part 2, Latin American Perspectives 36, no. 2, Issue 165 (March 2009)

with Pamela Stricker, Cuba: Interpreting a Half Century of Revolution and Resistance,  Part 1, Latin American Perspectives 36, no. 1, Issue 164 (January 2009)

Cuba and the Security Frame, Latin American Perspectives 33, no. 5 (September 2006)

Women in Latin America (II):  Gender and the Politics of Change, Latin American Perspectives 23, no. 1 (Winter 1996)

Women in Latin America (I), Latin American Perspectives 22:2 (Spring 1995): 3-11

Articles and Chapters:

“The Subject(s) of Academic and Cultural Exchange:  Paradigms, Power, and Possibilities,” chapter in Debating U.S.-Cuba Relations:  Shall We Play Ball? eds. Rafael Hernández and Jorge I. Domínguez (Routledge, forthcoming)

“Corrientes acádemicas y culturales Cuba-Estados Unidos:  temas y actores,” Temas (Havana) no. 62-63 (April-September 2010)

“Comment: Naming the Problem in Nebaj,”  Latin American Perspectives 37 (2010): 143-144

“Introduction:  Cuba at 50: Thinking Critically toward the Future,” Latin American Perspectives 36, no. 3, Issue 166 (May 2009): 1-3

“Introduction: On the Left with the Cuban Revolution,” Latin American Perspectives 36, no. 2, Issue 165 (March 2009): 1-11

“Introduction:  Children’s Issues in North America and the Caribbean,” in North America and the Caribbean, volume ed. Sheryl Lutjens, in Encyclopedia of Children’s Issues Worldwide, ed. Irving Epstein (Greenwood Press, 2008), pp. xix-xxxv

“(Re)Reading Cuban Educational Policy:  Schooling and The Third Revolution.” in Recapturing the Personal:  Essays on Education and Embodied Knowledge in Comparative Perspective, ed. Irving Epstein (Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing, 2007), pp. 163-194

“Introduction:  Cuba and the Security Frame,” Latin American Perspectives 33, no. 5 (September 2006):  3-12

“National Security, the State, and the Politics of U.S.-Cuba Educational Exchange,” Latin American Perspectives 33, no. 5 (September 2006): 58-80

“Se cierran las puertas al intercambio académico,” Contratiempo (Chicago), no. 38 (July 2006): 9, 1l.

With María Isabel Domínguez, “La Federación de Estudiantes de la Enseñanza Media (FEEM) y la participación estudiantil en cuba,” in Participación social en Cuba, comp. Arnaldo J. Pérez García (Havana: Centro de Investigaciones Psicológicas y Sociológicas, 2004), pp. 231-255

“Reading Between the Lines: Women, the State, and Rectification in Cuba," in Rereading Latin American Women: The Political Economy of Gender, eds. Jennifer Abbassi and Sheryl L. Lutjens (Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield, 2002), pp. 213-230

“State Administration in Socialist Cuba: Power and Performance,” chapter in Handbook of Comparative and Development Administration, 2nd (revised and expanded) edition, ed. Ali Farazmand (New York: Marcel Dekker, 2001), pp. 617-627

“Política educativa en cuba socialista:  lecciones de 40 años de reformas,” in Cuba:   construyendo futuro, eds. Manuel Monereo Pérez, Miguel Riera, Juan Valdés Paz ( Barcelona: Fundación de Investigaciones Marxistas/Viejo Topo, 2000)

“Restructuring Childhood in Cuba: The State as Family,” in Children on the Streets of the Americas: Globalization, Homelessness, and Education in the United States, Brazil, and Cuba, ed. Roslyn A. Mickelson (London:  Routledge, 2000), pp. 55-64

“Schooling and >Clean Streets= in Cuba: Children and the Special Period,” in Children on the Streets of the Americas: Globalization, Homelessness, and Education in the United States, Brazil, and Cuba, ed. Roslyn A. Mickelson (London: Routledge, 2000), pp. 149-159

“La participación de las mujeres y los dilemas del poder en la política norteamericana,” Política y Sociedad (Madrid) 32 (1999): 67-83

“Panorama: Mujeres en América Latina en los 90,” in Para que el socialismo tenga futuro: claves de un discurso emancipatorio, coords. Manuel Monereo and Pedro Chaves (Barcelona:  Fundación de Investigaciones Marxistas and Viejo Topo, 1999), pp. 229-264

"Rectification, Education, and Participation in Cuba," in Comparative Perspectives on the Role of Education in Democratization, Part I: Transitional States and States of Transition, eds. Erwin H. Epstein and Noel McGinn (Peter Lang, 1999), pp. 319-363

"Education and the Cuban Revolution: A Selected Bibliography," Comparative Education Review 42, no. 2 (May 1998): 197-224

AWomen, Education, and the State in Cuba," in Latin American Education: Comparative Perspectives, eds. Carlos Torres and Adrianna Puiggrós (Westview Press, 1997), pp. 289-319

"Fixing Filtraciones:  Decentralization, the State, and the 1990s in Cuba," Cuban Studies/Estudios Cubanos 26 (December 1996): 1-33

"Introduction," Women in Latin America (II):  Gender and the Politics of Change, Latin American Perspectives 23, no. 1 (Winter 1996): 3-6

"Cambios Perdurables: La Educación Superior Cubana en los noventa," Perfiles Educativos [Mexico City], no. 70 (October/November 1995): 115-124

"Response to `The Future of Democracy in Cuba,'" Latin American Perspectives 22, no. 4 (Fall 1995):      36-38

"Reading Between the Lines: Women, the State, and Rectification in Cuba," Latin American Perspectives 22, no. 2 (Spring 1995): 100-124

"Introduction," Women in Latin America, Latin American Perspectives 22, no. 2 (Spring 1995): 3-11

"Remaking the Public Sphere:  Women and Revolution in Cuba," in Women and Revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World, ed. Mary Ann Tetrault (University of South Carolina Press, 1994),      366-393

"Democracy and Socialist Cuba," in  Cuba in Transition: Crisis and Transformation, eds. Sandor Halebsky and John M. Kirk, eds. (Boulder and London: Westview Press, 1992), pp. 55-76

"State Administration in Socialist Cuba:  Power and Performance," in Handbook of Comparative Administration, ed. Ali Farazmand (New York: Marcel Dekker, 1991), pp. 325-338


Other:

Review of Martin Carnoy, with Amber K. Gove and Jeffery H. Marshall, Cuba’s Academic Advantage:  Why Students in Cuba Do Better in School Gove and Jeffery H. Marshall.  Palo Alto, CA:  Stanford University Press, 2007), Comparative Education Review 53, no. 1 (February 2009): 147-149

Translation, Maria Isabel Dominguez, “Children’s Issues in Cuba,” in North America and the Caribbean, volume ed. Sheryl Lutjens, in Encyclopedia of Children’s Issues Worldwide, ed. Irving Epstein (Greenwood Press, 2008)

Review of Susan Kaufman Purcell and David J. Rothkopf, eds. Cuba: The Contours of Change (Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner, 2000), New West Indian Guide 77, no. 3/4 (2003)

Review of Max Azicri, Cuba Today and Tomorrow: Reinventing Socialism (Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 2000), American Political Science Review Review 96, no. 1 (March 2002)

“Taking Safeness Seriously,” Faculty Forum 7, no. 2 (January 2000) (2 pp.)

Review of  AMona J. Rosendahl, Inside the Revolution: Everyday Life in Socialist Cuba, American Journal of Sociology (November 1998)

Review of ARichard A. Brosio, A Radical Democratic Critique of Capitalist Education,     Comparative Education Review, 42, no. 4 (November 1998): 531-533

with Roslyn A. Mickelson and Erwin H. Epstein, "Some Lessons from Havana," CIES Newsletter no. 107 (September 1994): 1, 4 

translation, Dulce Maria Hernández, “Cuba: A Sui Generis Educational Project,” CIES Newsletter  no. 107 (September 1994): 5

“Un país insólito y contradictorio,” an interview (also with Peter Rannis, University of New York),          Notas del claeh [Montevideo] 70 (October 1993): 22

Review of Benajamin A. Most, Changing Authoritarian Rule and Public Policy in Argentina, 1930-1970, Perspectives on Political Science 21, no. 2 (Spring, 1992): 111

"Political Science 355:  Women, Power, and Politics," in Amy Newhall, comp. Teaching Women's Studies from an International Perspective: Ideas and Resources, A Collection of Syllabi (Tucson: Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona, 1991)

Review of William L. Canak, ed. Lost Promises; Debt, Austerity, and Development in Latin America, Perspective 18, no. 3 (Summer 1989): 112

"A Review of Ellen Kay Trimberger, Revolution from Above: Military Bureaucrats and Development in Turkey, Japan, Egypt and Peru," Kapitalistate 8 (1980): 50-60

Chilcote, Ronald H., LeRoy, Cis LeRoy, and Lutjens, Sheryl, "Baja California: An Archive of Clippings from La Voz de la Frontera (Mexicali: 1967-1977)," (Riverside, California: Custom Microfilm Systems, 1979)


GRANTS & AWARDS

Partnered with Access, Inc. and Foothills High School Teen Parent Program, San Marcos VAWA Leadership Project, grant proposal and project to prevent gender based violence by empowering young women and girls between the ages of 11-13 year old in San Marcos, Fall 2008 to present

“Rethinking Academic Exchange(s) between Cuba and the United States,” Ford Foundation Grant, Sheryl L. Lutjens and Milagros Martinez, University of Havana, $11,750, November 2003-February 2005 (extended to February 2006)

“Women, the Left, and Spanish Democracy, 1975-2000,” Intramural Research Grant, Northern Arizona University,  July 1, 2001-June 30, 2002

“Students, Participation, and Democracy in Cuba,” Cuba Working Group Program, American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council, July 1999

Northern Arizona University, Organized Research Grant, “Students, Participation, and Democracy in Cuba,” July 1, 1998-June 30, 1999

Northern Arizona University, Organized Research Grant, “Women and the Politics of Spanish Democracy,” July 1, 1997-June 30, 1998

"Secondary Students and the Terrain of Participation," with Dr. Maria Isabel Domínguez, Centro de  Investigaciones Psicológicas y Sociológicas, Academia de Ciencias, Havana), "Democracy and Participation in Cuba," Working Group, Task Force on Scholarly Relations with Cuba of Latin American Studies Association and Ford Foundation, 1996-1997

Northern Arizona University, Organized Research Grant, "Rethinking Power:  Decentralization and Participation in Uruguay," July 1, 1995-June 30, 1996

Northern Arizona University, Organized Research Grant, "Adjusting to Change: The Place of Women in Cuban Reforms," July 1, 1994-June 30, 1995

"South America Today," Fulbright Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, June 20-July 31, 1993

Northern Arizona University, Organized Research Grant, "Cuban Women in the 'Special Period':

Gender and the Politics of Austerity," July 1, 1993-June 30, 1994

Northern Arizona University, Organized Research Grant, "The State, Sovereignty, and Real People: Mexico between Markets and Democracy," July 1, 1992-June 30, 1993

Northern Arizona University, Organized Research Grant, "Democratization and Socialism: Comparing Cuba and the Soviet Union," July 1, 1991-June 30, 1992

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar for College Teachers, "Democratization in Leninist States," University of Wisconsin, Madison, June-August, 1990

Northern Arizona University, Organized Research Grant, "Feminist Theories and Cuban Women: Rethinking Power and Participation," July 1, 1990-June 30, 1991

Northern Arizona University, Organized Research Grant, "The State, Community, and the Cuban Schools: The Power of Participation," July 1, 1989-June 30, 1990

Tinker Foundation Travel Grant, University of California, Berkeley, 1983


PAPERS PRESENTED

"Cuba-United States Academic Relations:  Critical Perspectives of Border Crossings,” paper presented at World Council of Comparative Education Societies, Istanbul, Turkey, June 14-18, 2010

“The Subject(s) of Academic and Cultural Exchange: Paradigms, Powers, and Possibilities,” paper presented at U.S.-Cuban Relations: The Present and the Future Workshop, sponsored by David Rockefeller Center, Harvard University and Revista Temas, ICAIC, Havana, Cuba, February 11, 2010

“Politics on the Cutting Edge:  Honing Our Strategies,” paper presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 12-15, 2009

“Retreat from Reason:  U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations and the Bush Administration, SALALM May 1, 2007

“The Three ‘P’s’:  Progress, Problems, and Puzzles,” in “Between Theory and Practice: Women’s Studies and the Politics of Diversity,” session at the women of Color in the Arizona Academy Tri-University Conference, April 2, 2005

“A Space of Our Own:  Encounters of Cuban and U.S. Educators in Perspective,”  XI Seminario Científico Sobre la Calidad de La Educación: Intercambio de Experiencias de Profesionales Cubanos y Norteamericanos, Havana, Cuba, October 27-31, 2004

“(Re)Reading Reforms:  Cuban Education in the 2000s,” Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, March 10-14, 2004

“De Ilusiones a Recuerdos: ¿ Dónde nos llevaron los diéz seminarios?” X Seminario Ceintifico sobre la Caldiad de la Educacion: Experiencias de Profesionales Cubanos y Norteamericanos, October 27-31, 2003

“Practicing Care: Contextualizing Cuban Educational Policies in the 2000s,” Comparative and International Education Society, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 12-16, 2003

“Retos al maestro estadounidense,” paper presented at “El Maestro y Los Retos del Siglo XXI/Teachers and the Challenges of the 21st Century,” IV International Workshop,    Association of Cuban Educators, Havana Cuba, October  22-26, 2002

With María Isabel Domínguez, “Decision-Making in the Cuban Schools:  The Federation of Secondary Students in Comparative Perspective,” Comparative and International Education Society meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 6-9, 2002

“Education and the State in Cuba:  Global Perspectives, Local Meanings,” Comparative and International Education Society meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 6-9, 2002

“Reclaiming Democracy: Comparative Perspectives of the Power of Participation,” Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Washington DC,  September 6-8, 2001

“La soberanía y la ‘hermandad’: Ciudadanía, democracia, y las confusiones del poder,” Poder, democracia, y ciudadanía,” International Seminar organized by Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas de la Universidad del Estado de Río de Janeiro and Fundación de Investigaciones Marxistas (Madrid), Rio de Janeiro, May 24-26, 2000

“Participation and Democracy: Dilemmas of Theory and Practice,” Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Miami, Florida, March 16-18, 2000

“La gestión local de educación,” Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Miami, Florida, March 16-18, 2000

“Interpreting Educational Policies: Learning from the Cuban Case,” Comparative and International Education Society meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 8-12, 2000

“Analyzing Cuban Education: Frames and References,” VII Seminario Científico Sobre la Calidad de la Educación, Santiago, Cuba, February 14-18, 2000

“Globalized ‘Women’: Everyday Issues of U.S. Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Latina Legacies and Links: An Arizona Focus on Chicana and Latin American Women, Northern Arizona University, February 19, 2000

“Making Gender Political: The Relevance of Recent Feminist Debates,” “Democracia, Justicia y Ciudadanía: Una Propuesta Para La Reforma de la Política,” Curso de Verano de la Fundación General de la Universidad Complutense, El Escorial, Spain, August 16-20, 1999

“Planteamientos democráticos para el socialismo: pensar el estado, los poderes y las soberanías locales,” Taller Internacional, Alternativas de Izquierda al Neoliberalismo, Mexico, D.F., July 17-19, 1999

with Mary Castro Garcia, “La Política desde el género: La contribución feminista latinamericana y alternativas al neo-liberalismo,” Seminario Internacional: Mundialización, Desarrollo Sostenible, y Alternativas al Neoliberalismo en América Latina, Havana, June 4-6, 1998

with María Isabel Domínguez, “Secondary Students and the Terrain of Participation,”  Comparative and International Education Society Meeting, Buffalo New York, March 18-22 , 1998

“Secondary Students and the Terrain of Participation,” Latin American Studies Association, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 14-17, 1997

“The Politics of Revolution in Latin America: Feminist Perspectives on Theory and Practice,” Latin American Studies Association, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 14-17, 1997

“Frontiers of Knowledge in the 1990s:  Interpreting the Story of Four `Encuentros,'" with

Beatriz Miyar, paper for Comparative and Education Society Meeting, Mexico City, March 19-23, 1997

“La Naturaleza de la democracia en América Latina: entre la maternidad y la formalidad--la mujer,” paper presented at Jornada: “América Latina: Una Perspectiva de Futuro,” Montilla, Córdoba, Spain, March 7-9, 1997

"Repasando Revistas," Coloquio XXV Aniversario de la Revista Santiago, Segundo Taller de Publicaciones de Reflexión de América Latin y el Caribe, Santiago, Cuba, December 12-15, 1995

"Names, Places, People: Surveying Sovereignty in Cuba," Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., September 28-30, 1995

"The Pedagogy of Politics: Inverting Old Comparisons," II Seminario Científico Acerca de la Calidad de la Educación, Havana, Cuba, January 23-27, 1995

"Liberalization and Educational Reform: Locating the Cuban Case," Comparative and International Education Society, San Diego, California, March 21-24, 1994

"Comparing Cuban Education," Seminario Científico sobre la Calidad Actual de la Educación: Experiencias de Profesionales Norteamericanos y Cubanos," Havana, January 24-28, 1994

"Perspectivas femenistas sobre el desarrollo: problemas, paradigmas, y paradojas," FLACSO-Cuba Graduate Course, University of Havana, February 11, 1993

"Cuban Politics in the Special Period: Reading the Past and the Future," Pacific Coast Council for Latin American Studies, Glendale, Arizona, October 15-18, 1992

"Organizing Socialism: The Public and Private in Cuba," Latin American Studies Association, Los Angeles, California, September 24-27, 1992

"The Lessons of Cuban Education," included in "Statements to be Presented in the Workshop: 'Cuba in the 1990s,'" Latin American Studies Association, Los Angeles, California, September 24-27,    1992

"Measures and Meanings: The Public and the Private in Cuba," "Lo informal: Everyday Forms of Accommodation and Resistance in Cuba (A Comparative Perspective)," Colloquium, Cuban

Research Institute, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, April 10, 1992

"Women and the Socialist State: Feminist Questions, Cuban Answers," International Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 30-April 4, 1992

"Women, the State, and Education in Cuba," Comparative and International Education Society,Annapolis, Maryland, March 12-15, 1992

with Larry M. Preston, "Interpreting Free Trade: A Framework for Rethinking Democracy and Markets," Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, El Paso, Texas, February 20-22, 1992

with Larry M. Preston, "Interpreting Free Trade: A Framework for Rethinking Markets and Democracy," Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, Boston, Massachusetts, November 20-23, 1991

"The Politics of Curriculum Integration: Differences or Dichotomies," Pacific Sociological Association, Irvine, California, April 11-14, 1991

"Educational Reform in Socialist Cuba:  Politics and Pedagogy, 1959-1991," Comparative and International Education Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 14-17, 1991

"The Politics of Reforming Socialism: Perspectives on the Cuban Case," Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Flagstaff, Arizona, February 21-23, 1991

"The Power of Politics: Democratization and Cuba's Socialist State," Summer Seminar for College Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities, Madison, Wisconsin, August, 1990

"Democracy and Socialist Cuba," "Thirty Years of the Cuban Revolution: An Assessment," International Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 1-4, 1989

"Planning and the Power of Participation:  The Case of Cuban Women," Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 26-29, 1989

"Community Participation and Socialist Democracy in Cuba," Latin American Studies Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 17-20, 1988


CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Moderator, “Indigenous Women in Colonial Latin America,” panel at A Celebration of Latin America, Mexico, and the Borderlands at Northern Arizona University Symposium,

Northern Arizona University, April 23, 2010

“Politics on the Cutting Edge:  Honing Our Strategies,” at Predicaments and Promises of Centering Women’s and Gender Studies within the Academic Industrial Complex,” Panel sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, Northern Arizona University, March 8, 2010

Participant, Roundtable, “Las Relaciones culturales entre cuba y los estados unidos: Presente y futuro,” sponsored by Revista Temas y Asociación de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, Havana International Book Fair, Havana, Cuba, February 12, 2010

Presenter, “The Subject(s) of Academic and Cultural Exchange: Paradigms, Powers, and Possibilities,” paper presented at U.S.-Cuban Relations: The Present and the Future Workshop, sponsored by David Rockefeller Center, Harvard University and Revista Temas, ICAIC, Havana, Cuba, February 11, 2010

“Politics on the Cutting Edge:  Honing Our Strategies,” paper presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 12-15, 2009

Chair and Organizer, “Violencia intrafamiliar y estrategias de solución a las dificultades de la vida cotidiana en la familia cubana,” Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, June 11-14, 2009

Presenter, “Cuba: Interpreting a Half-Century of Revolution and Resistance,” Workshop, Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, June 11-14, 2009

Discussant, “Juventud o Juventudes: Identidades en movimiento,” Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, June 11-14, 2009

Discussant, “Justicia social en Cuba:  Contradicciones y desafíos,”  Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, June 11-14, 2009

Presenter, “Globalization, Education, and Children’s Lives,” Roundtable, Comparative and

International Education Society, New York City, March 17-21, 2008

Chair and Organizer, “Research and Study in Cuba (Roundtable),” Comparative and International Education Society, Baltimore, Maryland, February 25, 2007

Chair and Organizer, “Mapping Academic Freedom:  The New Politics of Global Knowledge (Roundtable),” Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, February 27, 2007

Co-Chair and Presenter, “Repensando los Intercambios Academicos entre Cuba y los Estados Unidos,” roundtable, Latin American studies Association International Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 15-19, 2006

Presentation, “Mesa Redonda sobre Los Intercambios Academicos Cuba-EEUU,” Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), November 30, 2005

Moderator, “Southern Cone-US Relations,” Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), November 28, 2005

Chair and Organizer, “Symposium:  Cuban Education in Global Perspective: Models, Old and New,” Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, March 10-14, 2004

Chair and Organizer, “Past, Present, Future:  The Left in Latin America,” panel at Latin   American Studies Association International Congress, Dallas, Texas, March 26-30, 2003

Discussant, “Alternative Perspectives of Cuban Health Care System,” Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Washington DC, September 6-8, 2001

Discussant, “Public Administration in Cuba,” Latin American Studies Association  International Congress, Washington DC, September 6-8, 2001

Chair, “Educational Policies in Latin America: Past, Present, Future,” Latin American Studies Association, Miami, March 16-18, 2000

Discussant, Conference on US-Cuba Relations, Centro de Estudios de Estados Unidos, Havana, December 16-18, 1999

Chair, Round Table: "Comparing Perspectives on Cuban Education: Revolutions within the Revolution," Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, April 14-18, 1999

Organizer, one-day conference entitled “Más Allá de la Reforma Económica: La Cultura en Cuba Contemporanea,” Latin American Studies Association XXI International Congress, Chicago, September 23, 1998

Chair, “Theorizing Democracy in Latin America,” Latin American Studies Association XXI International Congress, Chicago, September 24-26, 1998

Discussant, “Social Justice and Youth: Perceptions of Prospects and Possibilities,” Latin American Studies Association XXI International Congress, Chicago, September 24-26, 1998

Discussant, “Political Space in a Time of Neoliberalism,” Latin American Studies Association XXI International Congress, Chicago, September 24-26, 1998

Chair, “Culture, Transformation, and Cuban Education in the 1990s,” Comparative and International Education Society Meeting, Buffalo New York, March 18-22, 1998

Discussant, “Rethinking Prison Reform,” panel, Seventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium, NAU, November 6, 1997

Discussant, “Movimientos sociales y cambios políticos,” panel at international conference “Globalization, Social Restructuring, and Social Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean,” San Salvador, El Salvador, June 5-7, 1997    

Invited Presentor, "Multiculturalism and Identity" Conference, West Virginia  University, March 11, 1996

Discussant, "The Political Economy of Business Involvement in Educational Reform: Crises of Education and Social Integration in the United States of America, United Kingdom, and Australia," Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 6-10, 1996

Chair, Roundtable, "Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: Bridging Gaps at the Turn of the Century," Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 6-10, 1996

Discussant, "Strategies and Priorities for Educational Development: A Comparative Discussion," Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 6-10, 1996

Presentation, "Making an `American Identity: The Politics of Multiculturalism Reconsidered," Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 6-10, 1996

Invited Participant [representing Latin American Perspectives], Coloquio XXV Aniversario de la Revista Santiago, Segundo Taller de Publicaciones de Reflexión de América Latina y el Caribe, December 12-15, 1995, Santiago de Cuba

Chair, "Restructuring Cuban Agriculture," Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C.,September 28-30, 1995

Chair, "Left/Right/Center: Locating Gender in Latin America," Latin American Studies Association,  Washington, D.C., September 28-30, 1995

Discussant, "Identities, Others and the Self," American Political Science Association, Chicago, August 31-September 3, 1995

Presentation, "Economic and Political Reforms in Cuba," Colloquium on Cuba, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, May 5, 1995

Presenter, "Teaching Diversity: The Pedagogical Challenge," Western Social Science Association Meetings, Oakland, April 26-29, 1995

Discussant, "University/Society Linkages in Latin America," Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Boston, March 29-April 2, 1995

Chair and Presenter, Roundtable, "Comparative Education in Cuba," Comparative and International Education Society, San Diego, California, March 21-24, 1994

Discussant, "Re-Examining the Power of Women," Latin American Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 10-12, 1994

Chair, "Participación Social y Política en Cuba," Latin American Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 10-12, 1994

Presenter, Roundtable, "The Left in Latin America," Latin American Studies Congress, Atlanta, Georgia, March 10-12, 1994

Discussant, "The Political Economy of Democratization in Latin America," Western Political Science Association, Pasadena, California, March 18-20, 1993

Discussant, "Privatization:  An International and Comparative Perspective," Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Denver, Colorado, October 29-31, 1992

Roundtable Participant, "Cuba: Current Research and Resources," Pacific Coast Council for Latin American Studies, Glendale, Arizona, October 15-18, 1992

Discussant, "Continuity and Change in Cuba: State and Society," Southeastern Conference of Latin American Studies, Charleston, South Carolina, April 2-4, 1992

Discussant, "The Nicaraguan Revolution," Southeastern Conference of Latin American Studies, Charleston, South Carolina, April 2-4, 1992

Discussant, "Popular Education and the Quality of Education in Latin America," Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Annapolis, Maryland, March 12-15, 1992

Chair, "Women as Objects," Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Symposium [regional], Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, September 27-28, 1991

Chair, "Women and Political Organizing: Cross-National Perspectives," Western Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington, March 21-23, 1991

Chair, "Questions of Democracy in Latin America," Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Tucson, Arizona, April 4-7, 1990

Chair, "Women, Development, and the State," Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque,            New Mexico, April 26-29, 1989

Discussant, "Liberalization in the Third World," Western Political Science Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 29-April 1, 1989

Chair, "The 'Other Liberalism,'" Western Political Science Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, March         29-April 1, 1989

Discussant, "Neo-corporatism: A New Look," Latin American Studies Association, Bloomington,            Indiana, October 15-17, 1980


LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

Organizer, “Thinking Critically about the Elections: Women in the 2008 Electoral Process,” panel and discussion, CSUSM, October 13, 2008

Presentation, “Take Back the Night,” ASI Women’s Center, CSUSM, April 7, 2009

Presentation, “In Your Face,” Women’s Studies Student Association,  CSUSM, April 7, 2009

Lecture, “From Sexual Harassment to Sexual Assault and Rape,” Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Realize Your Potential Program, 60 students, CSUSM, April 6, 2009

Invited Speaker, “Miradas hacía el CIPS,” Opening Session, Simposio Aniversario del CIPS Encuentro Pre-ALAS, Centro de Investigaciones Psicológicas y Sociológicas, Havana Cuba, October 21-23, 2008

Invited speaker, “Constituencies and Contexts for Change,” panel at The United States and Cuba: Rethinking Reengagement Conference,  Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, September 25-27, 2008

Panelist, “Faculty Reflect on How they Found Success in Their First Year,” New Faculty Institute, Faculty Center, CSUSM. August 14, 2008

Presenter, “Community-based Teaching and Research: From Local to Global Perspectives,” Faculty Panel and Roundtable Discussion, Office of Community Service Learning, CSUSM, April 22, 2008

Lecture, “A Trans/national Feminist Reading of the Family Album:  The State, Parents, Politics,” International Women’s Day Symposium, Northern Arizona University, March 3, 2008

Lecture/Presentation, Women and Politics, San Marcos Boys and Girls Club, San Marcos, CA, March 29, 2008

Lecture, “A Trans/national Feminist Reading of the Family Album:  The State, Parents, Politics,” International Women’s Day Symposium, Northern Arizona University, March 3, 2008

Presentation, “Dangerous Intersections: Theorizing Race, Class, and Gender,” New Directions in Diversity Symposium, February 2, 2007.

Presentation, in “Building Sisterhood and Solidarity in the Academy and the Community: US and Cuban Women Create New Models of Power and Resistance,” panel at National Women’s Studies Association meeting, Oakland, California, June 15-18, 2006

Lecture, “Women, Feminism, and Electoral Politics,” Democratic Women’s Club, Northern Arizona, April 13, 2006

Panelist, Presidential Plenary Panel, “The Never Ending Cold War: The United States, Cuba, and LASA’s Battle for Academic Freedom,” Latin American studies Association International Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 15-19, 2006

Organized and presided, “Beyond Embargo: The Realities of Cuba in the 2000s,” panel discussion on Cuba, December 1, 2004, Northern Arizona University

Lecture, “Celia Cruz, Salsa, and Afro-Cuban Culture,” with Monica Brown, November 19, 2004, Northern Arizona University

Lecture, “Women and the Power to Lead,” Leadership Series, Office of Student Life, Northern Arizona University, October 5, 2004 

Presentation, “Post 9/11 Immigration Policies and International Constraints on Academic Freedom,” panel at Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, March 10-14, 2004

Presentation, “Women and Higher Education in the United States,” Roundtable Mujer y Educación, Universidad 2004, Havana, February 2004

“La Politica de las Ciencias Sociales en los Estados Unidos,” Conference Presentation, Taller Nacion, XX Aniversario (Las Investigaciones Socailes de Cara a la Tarnsformacion de la Sociedad Cubana),Centro de Investigaciones Psicologicas y Sociologicas, Havana, October 22-24, 2003

“Feminist Fears: What’s Wrong with War?,” workshop at Books, Not Bombs: Student Strike Teach-In, Northern Arizona University, March 4, 2003

Lecture, “Género y/en el Desarrollo,” Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Somosaguas Campus, Graduate Certificate Program in Gender and Development, October 2001

Workshop Leader, “Bodies and Self Esteem,” McConnell Dormitory, Northern Arizona University, November 18, 1999

Lecture, “La educación cubana vista de afuera:  Más o menos visible?,” Centro de Investigaciones Psicológicas y Sociológicas, Havana, May 26, 1999

Guest Instructor, “Evolution of Organizations and Organization Theory” in “Fundamentals for Natural Resources Managers” National Training Course, Albright Training Center, National Park Service, Grand Canyon National Park, January 29, 1998

Presentation, “Democracy in the 1990s: Who’s Sovereign Now?,” Roundtable, “Democratic Visions: Citizenship, Communities, and Globalization,” III Annual Interdisciplinary Spring Forum, GSPSPAA, NAU, February 5, 1997

Panelist, "Making People Starve:  Political Agendas in the 1990s," Panel Discussion sponsored by Model United Nations, November 1995

Participant, "The Social Construction of Difference," Provocative Panel, College of Social and Behavior Sciences, April 6, 1994

Presentation, "El Desarrollo Social en Cuba," FLACSO-Cuba, "El Socialismo Cubano Hoy" Conference, University of Havana, October 4-8, 1993

Seminar Presentation, "Perspectives on Women in Socialism," Women's Studies Faculty, University of Havana, February 12, 1993

Lecture, "Questions about Cuban Politics," Latin American Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, April, 1993

Lecture, "Cuba, U.S. Policy, and 'The New World Order'":  What's Old and What's New?,"

Latin    American Studies Faculty Committee, Northern Arizona University, February 3, 1992

Chair and Presenter, "Organizational Dilemmas in the Thomas-Hill Era," panel at Women in Higher Education in Arizona Conference, Tempe, Arizona, October 31-November 1, 1991

Lecture, "Thinking about Cuba: Interpreting Reality," Latin America in Perspective Lecture Series,           Northern Arizona University, February 17, 1991

Presentation, "Panama as Past and Future," Teach-In on the Gulf War, Northern Arizona University, January 23, 1991

Participant, "Democratization in the World Arena: Is Marxism Dead?," panel discussion, Northern Arizona University, March 26, 1990

Panelist, "The Future of Socialism in Latin America," Sociology Department Colloquium

Series, Northern Arizona University, March 26, 1990

Participant, "To Vote or Not to Vote?," panel discussion, Northern Arizona University, October, 1988

Lecture, "Women and Politics in the U.S.," Women in Higher Education in Arizona Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, October 1, 1988

Lecture, "Women, Power and Politics in Cuba," Women's Studies Spring Lecture Series, Northern Arizona University, March 1988

Lecture, "Bureaucracy and Democracy in Cuba," Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, May, 1983


TEACHING ACTIVITIES


Courses Taught


Undergraduate
:

Legal Environment of Business            

American Politics

Politics/Society in Contemporary Cuba    

POS 201(H):   Introduction to Politics (Honors)

POS 224:         Government Administration  

POS 230:         Women and Revolution in Cuba                                     

POS 301:         Political Biographies

POS 326:         Theories of Public Organization

POS 340:         Contemporary Political Ideologies        

POS 355          Women, Power, Politics

POS 360:         Comparative Politics

POS 366:         Mapping Latin American Politics

POS 404:         Administrative Law and Process           

POS 462:         Latin American Politics

POS 463:         African Politics

POS 499:         Model United Nations

WST 260:        Third World Women (Women and Revolution in Cuba)

WMST 300:      Women and Revolution in Cuba

WMST 330:      Women as Leaders

WST 394:        Women in Latin America

WMST 401:      Locating Third Wave Feminism

WMST 445:      Gender and Development

WMST 490:      Feminist Perspectives: Theory and Research

WST 491c        New Directions in Women’s Studies: Research, Theory, and Scholarship

WST 495          Women’s Studies BAILS Essay


Graduate:

POS 543:         Public Management (Web Course)

POS 604:         Administrative Law and Process       

POS 604:         Topics in Gender and Politics (Women, Gender, and Revolution)     

POS 605:         Feminist Theories and Research

POS 641:         Introduction to Public Administration

POS 643:         Theories of Public Organization          

POS 648:         Comparative Public Policy and Administration

POS 670:         Comparative Politics

POS 672:         The Political Economy of Development

POS 674:         Latin American Politics

POS 681:         Theory and Practice of Public Administration [capstone seminar]

POS 691:         Professional Development Seminar

WST 600:        Feminist Theories

Ph.D. Dissertations Supervised:

Ana Nalwood, 2009, “The Meaning of Sovereignty to the Diné: A Study of Urban Phoenix Navajo”

Isa Ponce-Jimenez, 2006, “Wayuu Women: Indigenous Responses to Neoliberal Adjustments and Constitutional Reforms in Columbia”

Cynthia Chavez Metoyer, 1994, “Women, Agrarian Reform, and Transition in Nicaragua: Comparing Sandinista (1979-1990) and UNO (1990-1993) Policies”

Stephan Peter, 1992, “Co-operative Movement and German Social Democracy:  The 1980s Debate over the Direction of Democratic Socialism “

 

Mentor, Faculty Mentoring Program, CSUSM, Fall 2008 (three students); Spring 2009 (three students)

Advisor, Triota, Women’s Studies Honor Society, CSUSM, Spring 2009

Panelist, Feminist Pedagogy Workshop, Office of Professional Development, Northern Arizona University, February 9, 2006

Participant, “The Second Roundtable on Teaching,” Political Science Department, Northern Arizona University, April 7, 2000

Guest lecture, The Cuban Revolution in World Historical Perspective, History 100 World History, April 26, 2005

Guest Lecture, Varieties of Feminist Theory, Political Science 600  Approaches to Political Inquiry,  November 19, 2004

Guest lecture, Cuba in World Perspective, History 100, December 7, 2004

Guest lecture, The Cuba of Angela Davis, ENG 644 African-American Confinement Literature, November 19, 2004

Coordinated POS 681 reception, Betsey Bayless, November 15, 1999 (and public lecture) Guest Lecture, POS 691, March 2000

Coordinated POS 462 Campus Forum, “Why Should we Care About Elián González,” Northern Arizona University, May 3, 2000

Participant, Ponderosa Project (integrating sustainability into liberal arts curriculum), Northern Arizona University, May 1997

Presentation, “Celebrating Diversity in the Classroom,” Graduate College New Graduate Assistant Orientation, NAU, August 21, 1996

Lecture, "Advocacy in the Classroom:  What (Exactly) Should Professors Profess?," Graduate College and Office of Instructional Development Presentation on Teaching, November 16, 1994

Presentation, "Presenting the Theory of Your Field in Upper-Division Courses," Teaching Issues Series, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, April 11, 1994

Co-Organizer, "Pedagogical Challenges Raised by Questions of Course Content and Representation and Professional and Public Scrutiny of Women's Studies Classrooms," Workshop II (of "Addressing Difference, Diversity, and Changing Demographics:  The Women's Studies Classroom and Diversity at NAU"), Northern Arizona University, February 1994

Co-Organizer, Teach-In on the Gulf War, Northern Arizona University, January 23, 1991

Co-Coordinator, "Integrating Minority Women into the Liberal Arts Curriculum," a two-year Ford Foundation Grant Consortium Project, administered by Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona, Spring 1989-Spring 1991

Panelist, "Expanding Horizons in Science and Mathematics:  A Conference for Young Women in Grades 8-12," Northern Arizona University, April 11, 1990 and April 12, 1989

Participant, Summer Institute, "Teaching Women's Studies from an International Perspective," Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, June 20-24, 1988

Coordinator, T.A. Training Program, Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 1982-1983

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE [selected]

Professional

Member, Collective of Coordinating Editors, Latin American Perspectives, 2008-present

Book Review Editor, Latin American Perspectives, March 2009-present

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Cuban Studies, International Institute for the Study of Cuba, London, 2007- present

Editorial Associate, Latin American Perspectives, 1994-2007

Advisory Editor, Comparative Education Review, 1994-2007

Member, Editorial Board, Cuban Studies/Estudios Cubanos, 2000-2006, 2007-present

Co-Chair, [elected, with Cuban counterpart], Section on Scholarly Relations with Cuba, Latin American Studies Association, September 1998-March 2000; April 2000-September 2001;  October 2004-March 2006; July 2009-present

Member, Lifetime Contribution Award Committee, Section for Scholarly Relations with Cuba, Latin American Studies Association, Spring 209

Member, National Advisory Board, US Women and Cuba Collaboration, 2006-present

Member, Task Force on Cuba, Latin American Studies Association Task Force on Cuba, 2004-March 2006

Member, Steering Committee, Emergency Coalition to Defend Educational Travel [ECDET]

Member [elected], Executive Committee, Section on Europe and Latin America, Latin American

Studies Association, September 1998-March 2000

Member, Task Force on Scholarly Relations with Cuba, Latin American Studies Association, 1995-1997

Member, Standing Committee for Admissions and New Societies, World Council of Comparative Education Societies, Spring 2003-present

Chair, Bereday Prize Committee (best article), Comparative and International Education Society, 1996-1997

Co-Chair, Nominations Committee, Comparative and International Education Society, 1997-1998

Chair, Nominations Committee, Comparative and International Education Society, 1998-1999

Member, Nominations Committee, Comparative and International Education Society, 1999-2000

Member, Executive Committee, Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, 1992-1994

Member, Editorial Collective, Kapitalistate, 1979-1982


Conferences and Research Organized in Cuba:

Consultant to the Kellogg Foundation Leadership Alliance in 2008-09, assisting with planning a research trip to Cuba for KFLA fellow (scheduled for June 2009, but postponed until February 2010)

Co-Organizer, Seminario Científico sobre la Calidad Actual de la Educación: Experiencias de Profesionales Norteamericanos y Cubanos [Scientific Seminar on the Quality of Contemporary Education: Experiences of North American and Cuban Professionals], Havana, January 24-28, 1994

Co-Organizer, II-XI Seminarios Científicos sobre la Calidad Actual de la Educación: Experiencias de Profesionales Cubanos y Norteamericanos, held 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 (Pinar del Río, Matanzas, Granma, Cienfuegos, Santiago, La Habana Province, Matanzas, and Havana, Cuba respectively)

Co-Organizer, Búsquedas Investigativas:  Investigación de la Práctica Educativa Cubana [Academic Explorations:  Researching Cuban Educational Practices], Havana and Holguin, Cuba, November  12-20, 2005

Co-Organizer, “Búsquedas Investigativas”: Investigación de la Práctica Educativa Cubana [“Academic Explorations”: Researching Cuban Educational Practices, Havana and Sancti Spíritus Province, Cuba, November 21-29, 2009


University


california State University, San Marcos

 Member,     University Diversity in Hiring Committee, Fall 2009-present

Member,     Women’s Center Director Search Committee, Summer 2009

Member       General Education Committee, Fall 2008

Member       Campus Connect, 2008-09

Member        Faculty Center Advisory Council, 2008-present

Member        Textbook Scholarship Selection Committee, Spring 2009

Member        2007-08 Outstanding Service Learning Student, Faculty, and Partner Award Committee, Spring 2008


Northern Arizona University

 Member,          Executive Committee, Commission on Ethnic Diversity, 2003-present

Chair,              Latin American Studies Committee, 1992-1994, 1996-1998

Member,          Women's Studies Steering Committee, 1989-1990, 1992-1994, 1996-1998, 1999 2001, 2002-2006, 2006-present

Member,          University Grievance Committee, 1996-1999

Member,          Women's Studies Director Search Committee, 1996-1997

Member,          Graduate Council, 1989-1991, 1992-1994, 2003-2005

Member,          Affirmative Action Committee, 1989-1992

Member,          Faculty Senate, 1988-1991, 1999-2001

Chair,              Faculty Council on Budget and Planning, 2000-01

Chair,              Student Policy Committee, Faculty Senate, 1989-1990

Member,          President's Mission Statement Review Committee, 1988-1989


College


California State University San Marcos

Member,          College of Arts and Sciences Interim Dean Search Committee, Fall 2009

Member,          College of Arts and Sciences Ad Hoc Budget Committee, Fall 2009

Member,          College of Arts and Sciences Hiring and Planning Committee, Fall 2009-present


Northern Arizona University

Member,          Curriculum Committee, 1993-1994, 2003-2005

Member,          Student Awards Committee, 2003-2006

Member,          Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2004-2006

Member,          Planning Committee, 2004-2006

Member,          Dean Search Committee, Spring 1993

Member,          Interdisciplinary Major Committee, 1988-1989


Community

Participant, San Diego Forum on the Status of Women, University of San Diego, March 2009

Moderator, AAUW-sponsored debate among candidates for the Board of Governors of Palomar Community College, September 23, 2008

Member, American Association of University Women, Escondido/San Marcos Chapter, 2008-preent

Presentation/Lecture, “Women and Politics,” Boys and Girls Club, San Marcos, Marcy 29, 2008

Interview, KNAZ, Channel 2, Women and Politics, February 3, 1992