Sonya Aleman, PhD

Sonya M. Alemán is an Associate Professor in the Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She earned a B.A. from St. Mary’s University, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2009. She studies the mainstream media representations of communities of color and media content produced by communities of color. She also examines manifestations of race, racism, and whiteness in media content and processes. In addition, she is invested in improving the educational experiences of students of color. She draws on critical race theory and Chicana Feminism to inform both her scholarship and pedagogy. She is published in Critical Studies in Media CommunicationEquity and Excellence in EducationReview of EducationPedagogy, and Cultural Studies, and International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education