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Gabby Corona Valencia

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1207 W. Oregon Street
M/C 136
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Description

Dr. Gabriela G. Corona Valencia received her Ph.D. in Education, specializing in race, ethnic, and cultural studies from the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Her research explores the bridge between 20th-century eugenic policy in the American Southwest and the contemporary sex education discourse disseminated to Chicana/Latina girls in K-12 public schools in East Los Angeles. In addition to her interests in histories of public health and medicine in education, she also uplifts the criticality of engaging with pedagogies of pleasure and desire when building liberatory realities for women and girls of color. She is excited to add a strand to her research mission, which includes the archival mining of state records and an in-depth analysis of 1980s immigration policies that targeted the reproductive experiences of Central American women and girls who sought refuge in the U.S. after escaping the violence of the Salvadoran Civil War. Dr. Corona Valencia is also co-leading the direction and production of a radiophonic historical series, American History EugeniX, a digital media project dedicated to the art of counterstorytelling to bring justice to victims of eugenic violence.