Jason Ferreira is Associate Professor in the Department of Race & Resistance Studies located within the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. He holds a BA in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign (1992) and both an MA and PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley (2003). He has been a recipient of the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship, and in 2019-20, he served as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.
Catriona Rueda Esquibel holds a B.A. in English from New Mexico Highlands University (1988), a Master’s degree in English literature from the University of Colorado (1991), and a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness Program at UC Santa Cruz (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at SFSU in 2005, she held positions at New Mexico State University (English) and The Ohio State University (Women's Studies). She joined the Race and Resistance Studies program as a specialist in gender, Women of Color feminist theory, and queer POC literature.
An Associate Professor at the Department of Latina and Latino Studies at San Francisco State’s College of Ethnic Studies, Belinda is an expert in demographics, education, immigration, urban economics, opportunity youth, and the social and economic progress of Latinx in the Unites States. Her research focuses on policy issues confronting the Latinx and immigrant populations in the United States. She has briefed various federal, state, and local governmental bodies and addressed numerous civic organizations.
Davila is an outspoken advocate for accessible quality public education at the local, state and national level. As a first generation Latina student, she benefited from access to UC Berkeley for both her B.A. degree in Rhetoric and J.D. degree in Law. She has taught U.S. government & policy classes for over 25 years in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Davila also pioneered the systemic implementation of a Community Service Learning platform across the Latina/o Studies Department institutionalizing the work of the community with the academy.
Department Chair and Professor of Latina/Latino Studies (formerly Raza Studies), College of Ethnic Studies. San Francisco State University. Courses taught: Acculturation Issues of La Raza; Art History of La Raza; Central Americans in the U.S.; Community Organizing; Immigration Issues and La Raza; Indigenismo: Indigenous Culture and Personality; Caribbean Cultures; Latinos in the U.S.: Religion and Spirituality.