Dr. Moises Santos, BA (California State-Dominguez Hills), MA (UCLA), Ph.D. (New Mexico)

Moises Santos
Office: Race 4013

Moisés Santos is a Chicano from Long Beach, California and a child of immigrants from Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico. He is a first-generation college graduate in the U.S. and comes from a family of educators. After earning a B.A. in Chicana/o Studies from California State University, Dominguez Hills and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from UCLA, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2022.
As an educator, Professor Santos emphasizes the experiences of underrepresented communities. By using Critical, Open, and Digital pedagogies, Professor Santos aims to continue using innovating teaching methods and materials in the classroom. He uses a transdisciplinary, critical, and historical approach to teaching and mentorship with the goal of preparing students for their academic and professional careers. His past and current research focuses on the history of community activism and transnational networks among Chicanx communities in the twentieth century U.S. Southwest, which has applications in the curriculum and pedagogy in his Chicanx/Latinx Studies courses.