Xicana Ph.D.


  • We Are Not Settling Anymore

    By Xicana Ph.D. Irene M. Sanchez We are not settling anymore. Not for crumbs. Not for exposure. Not for the possibility of a future opportunity. Not for your comfort. Not in exchange for our silence. No more. We are not settling. We are getting what we are fairly owed. Compensation for our time and labor…

  • C/S: With Safety

    By Xicana Ph.D. Irene Sanchez If our schools are not safe, where are the places we can walk with safety? Our schools are not safe. At least that is what my students told me one morning when they were asked to take a survey. One student said a survey question out loud, “Do you feel…

  • Memory as an Act of Defiance: Latinx Pride All Year Long

    “Identity is our way of reminding ourselves that we are beautiful in a society that doesn’t validate us or often makes us feel as if we don’t belong.” By Irene Sanchez Note: A previous version of this article was originally published on Sept. 19, 2016 and republished on Sept. 27, 2017. While in grad school…

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