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Adriana Ayala, Ph.D.


Ph.D. and M.A., University of Texas at Austin; B.A., University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests
Borderland history, ethnoracial relations in the U.S., Chicana/o history

Dr. Adriana Ayala joined the full-time faculty at The National Hispanic University in 2001, having taught courses in United States history, ethnic studies, Chicana/o history, cultural geography, and world history. She has served as department chair for general education and liberal studies, where she oversaw curriculum development and faculty. As vice provost, she assisted the provost in the areas of faculty governance, policy development and implementation, and student petition and appeals. Dr. Ayala has also served as interim provost at NHU and has now returned to teaching. While at NHU, Adriana has mentored many young women, helping them to find their voice and their place in the community. Currently, she is a board member for the Chicana Latina Foundation, a member of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS), where she served two terms as national chair, and a member of other national organizations in history and Chicana studies.


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