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Danielle Borgia - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Danielle Borgia

Senior Lecturer of Women's and Gender Studies | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Danielle Borgia, PhD., did her graduate work in Feminist Studies and Comparative U.S. and Mexican Literature at U.C. Santa Barbara. Recent publications include “Twilight: The Glamorization of Abuse, Codependency, and White Privilege” in the Journal of Popular Culture and “Vampiros Mexicanos: Non-normative Sexualities in Contemporary Vampire Novels of Mexico” in the anthology Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations. Dr. Borgia has had the pleasure of engaging many of her students in Community-Based Learning projects in which they have worked for organizations such as CHIRLA, Good Shepherd Shelter, BabyBuggy, the Downtown Women’s Center, and Southern California IndianCenter/First5LA. Dr. Borgia has assisted students in conducting applied research for nonprofit organizations including the Advancement Project and the Sybil Brand Commission.

Education (1)

U.C. Santa Barbara: M.A. and PhD, Comparative Literature and Feminist Studies 2009

Areas of Expertise (3)

Feminist Theory and Pedagogy

Community-based Learning

Comparative U.S. and Mexican Literature

Languages (1)

  • Spanish

Courses (3)

WGST 1000- Introduction to Gender Studies

A historical overview of feminist ideas, key figures, feminist movements, and major issues in feminist struggles.

WGST 1000-Exploring Manhood and Relationships

Overview of feminist movements and ideas, but with a special focus on masculinities and a more nuanced look at how gender, race, class, and sexual oppressions and privileges affect men and their relationships to family, peers, and partners.

WGST 1100- Race, Gender, and Sexuality

An introduction to major theories of intersectional feminisms, and a survey of feminist issues/struggles from the point of view of women of color.