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Dr. Patricia Pedroza Gonzalez

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Associate Professor
Women's and Gender Studies/American Studies
Parker Hall 301 • M/S 1402

Patricia Pedroza Gonzalez earned her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Latina and Feminist Pedagogy from Union Institute University, Cincinnati Ohio in 2010, her Master in The Arts in Teaching from the School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT in 2003, and her B.A in Chemist-Pharmacology from the University of San Nicolás De Hidalgo, Mexico. Her international expertise has shaped her research experience and her current teaching involves Chicana/Latina Studies, American Studies, Feminisms made by Women of Color, and Global Education. Her research focus is on Chicana Embodiment and politics of knowledge construction and construction of social identities. She is interested in challenging pedagogies and participatory community learning processes inside of the classroom. She is also an independent performer and presents her artistic work for diverse audiences.

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Keene, New Hampshire 03435


December 19, 2017 –

In many ways, Ben Wimett ’08 is a typical 33-year-old. He lives in an apartment complex, has a job he loves, and dotes on his dog, Root Beer. In his free time, he likes to hike, fish, and hunt. Three years ago, he snagged a 12-point buck in Pennsylvania.


May 3, 2017 –

The winner of this year’s Robin Dizard American Studies Award, given to a junior or senior American studies major with a grade point average of 3.5 or more, found American studies to be the perfect match for her other major, elementary education.

“There’s a great overlap with education,” says Adriana…

April 14, 2017 –

American Studies major Zach Benton, who bills himself as a “one-man-band, songwriter, producer, arranger, and singer,” has been performing and recording professionally since he graduated from Keene State in 2010. And not without considerable success: His extended play (EP) recording Mister Roberts’ Epiphany was followed by his long play (LP)…

September 21, 2016 –

The powerful story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp – a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their safe life of comfort to spend two dangerous years helping hundreds of political dissidents and Jewish refugees flee the Nazis at the beginning of World War II – would…

August 10, 2015 –

An outstanding student with the highest GPA in the American Studies program, Hannah Legacy was chosen for the Robin Dizard American Studies Award . The major seems to suit her perfectly. “My favorite thing about American Studies is that it’s such a broad field of study," she explained. "It encourages…