Gabriela Cruz


Position Title
Graduate Student in Spanish

109 Sproul Hall
Education and Degree(s)
  • Riverside City College, Riverside CA • Associates of Arts, Communication, Media, and Language (with distinction) Awarded: December 2017 • Associates of Arts, Spanish for Transfer (with distinction) Awarded: June 2018
  • University of California Berkeley Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies, Spanish and Portuguese Awarded: May 15, 2020 College of Letters and Science
Honors and Awards
  • Riverside City College Dean’s Honor List Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017 Riverside City College: Student of the year 2017 -2018 (Spanish Department) University of California Berkeley The National Society of Leadership and Success Sigma Delta Pi Ho
  • Riverside City College: Teaching Assistant in Spanish 3 and 4 Tutoring Services in Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, and 51
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Modern dictatorships in Latin America from the nineteenth century to the present and how these dictatorships are perpetuated in some countries under a false democracy through authoritarian or totalitarian regimes
  • Mexican American studies, cultural and media studies
  • Revolutions, Dictatorships, Transitions to Democracy
  • Colonial and Modern Latin American Literature (Brazil and Spanish America) Literature and the Visual Arts
  • The Political democracy theory
  • Nineteenth-century Cultural Studies and Latin American Cinemas.