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Image courtesy of Mayra Sierra-Rivera '20, Studio art major

Jesica Fernandez

Jesica Siham Fern√°ndez is an Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department at SCU. As a community-engaged researcher, Jesica combines decolonial critical race theories and feminist perspectives with participatory action research (PAR) paradigms to work collaboratively with young people to bring about social change via youth organizing and activism efforts. She is currently writing her first book, tentatively titled Growing Up Latinx: Young People Challenging U.S. Citizenship Constructions, under contract with New York University Press in the Critical Perspectives on Youth series.