Eileene Tejada

Eileene C. Tejada

Eileene C. Tejada, Ph.D.

Lecturer Faculty

Office: EP 422
Email: ectejada@sfsu.edu

Lecturer Faculty Biography

  • Ph.D., Anthropology and Social Change, California Institute of Integral Studies
  • M.A., English Literature, Andrews University
  • B.A., General Literature, University of California, San Diego

Afro-Taíno (Afro-Indigenous) ceremonies and traditions that serve to heal and decolonize Afro-Indigenous communities, The Puerto Rican Bomba tradition as a portal to liberation and Latinx/o/a traditions and ceremonies that do the same,  processes of decolonization in the Afro-Latinx/a/o diaspora, women and nonbinary, gender non-conforming people in resistance to patriarchal white supremacist neoliberal capitalism; Processes of erasure deployed by colonization and the processes to reclaim, re-establish, and make visible those who were erased, be they people, communities, practices, and/or traditions; Curanderismo,Espiritismo, y mujeres voladoras; Critical Race Theory, Black Feminist theory; Third World Feminist Theory; Racial formations, Methods of Resistance

  • ETHS 300GW: Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR
  • AFRS 214: Second Year Written Composition: Africana Studies
  • LTNS 270: Latina/o/x Murals, Memes, Music, and More: Latina/o/x Arts & Humanities
  • 2020 California Teacher's Association We Honor Our Own Award, for outstanding advocacy of faculty rights
  • 2002 Woman of Distinction Award (for educational leadership in the community)
  • 2002 Napa Valley Peace Table Award (for developing and infusing unlearning racism curricula into NVC English Composition Courses) 

Tenured Professor of English, Language Arts, Napa Valley College, Napa Valley College Academic Senate President, ACCJC Commissioner, Napa Valley College, Faculty Association Negotiator. 

  • Dissertation: The Bomba of San Mateo de Cangrejo: The Historic Suppression of the Bombero/as to Whiten Puerto Rico and Their On-Going Resistance
  • Recent  Performances and Conference Presentations
  • "Bomba at San Jose State- Opening Ceremony- November 1, 2021
  • "The History of Bomba" Semilla Cultural 2020
  • "Bomba as Resistance" Taller Bombalele 2019
  • “Creating Learner- Centered Communities” College of Marin 2009
  • “Teaching African American College Students” UMOJA Conference 2008
  •  “Cada Cabeza Es Un Mundo” Latina Conference 2006
  • “Intercultural Competency in the Liturgical Community” Evangelism Council Oakwood College Huntsville, Alabama 

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