Roxanne Bañuelos is Communication scholar interested in the ways in which gender, identity and culture are communicated and performed, as well as the ways in which power and social institutions intersect with such constructs. She enjoys teaching, volunteering and conducting research in the area, attending several conventions a year. Her current research interests also include an emphasis on feminist theory and methodology, critical theory, critical pedagogy, identity politics and formation, performance and gender studies, as well as pop culture and ethnography. She earned a Master’s degree in Communication Studies in 2007 from California State University Northridge, from which she also served as a TA. She is a fellow LMU alumna earning both a BA in English, minor in Sociology, and a BA in Communication Studies in 2005. There she was a Rains Research Assistant and received the Communication Studies Top Scholar Award. She also was a founding member of The Marians Service Organization and a member and officer in Alpha Phi Fraternity. Roxanne currently teaches courses in Communication, Sociology and English such as: Organizational Communication, Gender Communication Theories and Practices, Theories of Popular Culture, Research Methodology, Literature and Composition, Creative Writing, Speech, Intercultural Relations, Interpersonal and Group Communication, Human Relations and others.