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Dr Adriana P Nieto

Chicano Studies
Rectory Building Room 208

Personal Biography Statement

I am a daughter of Denver's dust. My ancestors have migrated up and down the path from El Paso, Texas to Denver, Colorado for generations. I was born in El Paso, Texas with maternal roots in Las Cruces, New Mexico and paternal roots throughout 'Greater Mexico'. My parents moved to Denver when I was a baby for educational opportunities for my dad. I went to Denver Public Schools my whole life, from pre-school to South High. And I spent summers and holidays with extended family in New Mexico.
After years away from Denver after high school, I came back in 2003 with my two kids and partner. I earned my PhD in the doctoral program in Religious and Theological Studies at the Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver in 2009, and serve on the faculty in the department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.

Educational Biography

B.A. Latin American Studies & Women Studies, University of New Mexico
M.A. Latin American Studies: Gender Studies and Borderland History, University of New Mexico
PHD. Religious and Theological Studies, University of Denver & Iliff School of Theology-Joint Doctoral Program.

Research Areas/Interests

Latino/a Religious Experience; Borderlands History & Religions; U.S. Latino/a Protestants; Chicana Feminisms; Women of Color Feminisms.
I have been developing courses related to Acequia irrigation methods in the San Luis Valley; continue to build on my research on Latinas' experiences in the borderlands; and love collaborating within and across disciplines and programs at MSU.

Courses Taught


Office Hours

Tuesday - [02:00 to 03:00]
Wednesday - [11:00 to 02:00]
Thursday - [02:00 to 03:00]

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Current Semester Schedule

42233 CHS-1000-004 Intro to Chicana/o Studies TBA TBA-TBA

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