Ethnic Studies

full-time faculty

Prof. Villarreal Prof.  Villarreal or Mr. V (he/him/el) is a full-time professor of Ethnic Studies at EVC and has been teaching for nearly three decades. He is the author of José Manuel Gonzales (2018) and co-author of Mexicans in San José (2009). As a San José, CA native with roots in Del Rio, Texas, he received his AA degree from San José City College, BA in Behavioral Science and Cultural Anthropology (double major), and MA in Social Science from San José State University.

Prof. Nievera Lozano Prof. Nievera-Lozano (she/they/siya) is a full-time professor of Ethnic Studies at EVC and a believer in storytelling as healing. As a second-generation queer Filipina, born and raised on Kumeyaay land (San Diego, CA), she became politicized through her community college experience, which propelled her to obtain her AA in Sociology (Southwestern College); BA in Sociology (UCSD); MA in Asian American Studies (SFSU); and both an MA and PhD in Education (UCSC). She is the co-editor of the Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader (2018). Her work draws from women-of-color radical thought to address how intersectional struggles of racism, classism, and cisheteropatriarchy impact us every day.  

Associate Faculty

Charlie Kahn-LomaxProf. Charlie Kahn-Lomax has been an adjunct professor in Ethnic Studies, as well as in Women & Gender Studies for over 15 years, while serving as a full-time counselor in the EOPS/CARE program for over 21 years at EVC. She has taught ETH-20 (African American Culture) and WS-10 (Intro. to Women & Gender Studies). She has also co-taught ETH-10 (Intro. to Ethnic Studies) and ETH-11 (Ethnic Film). Her graduate education is from San Jose State University, undergraduate from San Francisco State University, and Contra Costa Community College. She is a Life Member of the NAACP and National Council of Negro Women and has memberships in several Ethnic and Women's Organizations both on and off campus.

Prof. Angelina LoyolaProf. Angelina Loyola has been an adjunct professor for the San Jose Evergreen Community College District since 2016. With an AA in Psychology from EVC, a BA in Sociology (Criminology) from SJSU, and an MA in Mexican American Studies (Education) from SJSU, she has returned to EVC to teach Chicana and Chicano Studies and Sociology courses. Professor Loyola is also a mentor for EVC's Enlace Progam. She is a current member of The National Association for Chicana/o Studies (NACCS). She participates in conferences held by (XITO) Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing and the National Compadres Network where she is certified to teach their curriculum (Indigenous epistemology- Nahui Ollin and Xinachtli). She is the recipient of the William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement and received a California Senate Resolution from Senator Elaine K. Alquist in 2009.

Prof. Thien-Huong NinhProf. Thien-Huong Ninh has been an adjunct professor in Ethnic Studies since Spring 2020, teaching ETH-40 (Vietnamese American Culture & Experience). With a B.A. in History, Asian American Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies from UCLA, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Southern California, she has taught at other colleges and universities since 2012 in Sociology, Anthropology, Humanities and Religious Studies, and Ethnic Studies. Professor Ninh is the author of Race, Gender, and Religion in the Vietnamese Diaspora The New Chosen People (Palgrave), and has been awarded several fellowships from governments and institutions around the world, including those in Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and Japan. She currently serves on the American Academy of Religion/Western Region board as the Northern California Representative. 


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