Sandra Pacheco, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Undergraduate Studies. She received her doctorate from University of California Santa Cruz in psychology.
In her more than 12 years of experience in higher education, she has had the opportunity to develop new academic and student programs focusing on issues of diversity and educational equity.
Her teaching and research is informed by the fields of psychology, sociology, feminist studies, gender studies, and ethnic studies. Her teaching interests cover various social justice topics and use praxis pedagogy to engage students.
Her research interests focus on theorizing Chicana spirituality in higher education and (re)negotiating gendered relationships.
She is currently working on elaborating upon Gloria Anzaldua’s work on spirituality drawing from Chicana feminist theory and Anzaldua’s connection to James Hillman.