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.
U.C. Santa Barbara: M.A. and PhD, Comparative Literature and Feminist Studies 2009
Areas of Expertise (3)
Feminist Theory and Pedagogy
Comparative U.S. and Mexican Literature
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.