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Norma Cardenas
Norma Cardenas


  • Assistant Professor of Practice
  • PhD, University of Texas, San Antonio
  • MA, University of Texas, San Antonio
  • BA, Amherst College 
PSU History

Started in fall 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Practice in the CYFS program in the School of Social Work


Curriculum development; Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x families, immigrants, and communities; grant writing and management; Chicana/o/x  and Latina/o/x college student development; parent education and leadership training; program evaluation; community-based arts and community-building; food literacy

Academic/Research Interests

Food justice and sovereignty; Chicanx and Latinx feminisms and intersectional feminism; social identity; popular culture; social movements; Chicana m(other)ing and reproductive justice; Lotería-making and decolonial pedagogy; oral histories; children’s literature; critical race theory; family migration; mentorship; spiritual activism

Personal interests

Familia, food, and futbol