Cristina Serna - Women's Studies - Colgate University

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Cristina Serna

Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
Women's Studies, 120B East Hall
p 315-228-6035


  • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014
  • MA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Occidental College, 2000
  • BA, Occidental College, 1998

Teaching Experience

  • CORE Communities & Identities: Mexico
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Biography and Autobiography in Chicana/Latina Cultural Production
  • Women of Color: Race, Class, Ethnicity
  • Chicana/Latina Art and Feminism


U.S. women of color & decolonial feminisms; feminist methodologies; Chicana/Latina, & Latin American feminisms; feminist and queer art


  • UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grant, 2012
  • Humanities and Social Science Research Grant, 2012
  • Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • National Science Foundation UC DIGSSS Summer Research Fellowship, 2010
  • Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, 2006-2007


“It’s Not About the Virgins in my Life, Its About the Life in my Virgins,” in Our Lady of Controversy: Alma López’s Irreverent Apparition, Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Alma López, eds. University of Texas Press, Chicana Matters Series, April 2011:165-194.


Deconstructing the Nation: Queer and Feminist Art in Mexican and Chicana/o Social Movements