Chican@ Latin@ Studies — Special Programs — Leadership Studies
Genevieve  Negrón-Gonzales

Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies

Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education, in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program. Growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border, she has been involved in social justice work around immigrant rights and educational justice since she was a teenager. She earned her Ph.D. in 2011 from UC Berkeley in Social and Cultural Studies in Education. Genevieve has taught in the Global Poverty and Practice Program at UC Berkeley and in the Department of Mexican-American Studies at San Jose State University. Genevieve's research interests include political activism among undocumented migrant students, immigrant students and higher education, and California racial politics and Latino immigrant communities.


Ph.D., Social and Cultural Studies in Education, University of California, Berkeley

Research Areas

Political activism among undocumented migrant students; immigrant students and higher education; California racial politics and Latino immigrant communities.

Courses Offered
  • Social and Cultural Theoretical Foundations of Education
  • Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Capstone Seminar in Higher Education and Student Affairs
Selected Publications
Negrón-Gonzales, G. (2013). Navigating "illegality": Undocumented youth and oppositional consciousness. Children and Youth Services Review, Special Issue: Place, Power and Possibility: Remaking Social Work with Children and Youth. Volume 35, Issue 8, August 2013, Pages 1284-1290.
Negrón-Gonzales, G. (2013). The power of the pen: Writing mentorship and Chicana/o M.A. students. Journal of Latinos and Education. Expected publication: Fall 2013.
Gonzales, R., Heredia, L. & Negrón-Gonzales, G. (2013). Challenging the transition to new "illegalities": Undocumented young adults and the shifting boundaries of inclusion. In C. Menjivar & D. Kanstroom (Eds.)., Constructing "Illegality": Immigrant Experiences, Critiques, and Resistance.
Negrón-Gonzales, G. (2009). Hegemony, Ideology & Oppositional Consciousness: Undocumented Youth and the Personal-Political Struggle for Educational Justice. UC Berkeley: Institute for the Study of Societal Issues. Retrieved from: