Rosalinda Godinez, PhD

Sociology Lecturer
Hartnell College

Dr. Rosalinda Godinez self-identifies as a racialized and gendered Xicana of Nahuas and Spanish European ancestry. She was born and raised in what’s currently known as South Central Washington on Yakama Nation lands. She is the daughter of two very intelligent and hardworking Mexican farmworkers who began harvesting seasonal fruits and vegetables in 1989. Dr. Godinez is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Cleveland State University in the Center for Urban Education. She received her Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies at the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley. As an educational ethnographer, her research interweaves critical, interdisciplinary, and Chicana/Latina feminist perspectives to address the intersections of gendered labor, immigration, and education. Her research is deeply rooted in social justice orientations, lived experiences, and her desire to establish collaborative partnerships that honor people’s everyday life and education practices of community, movement, and imagination, which she argues entails the co-creation of literacies (as social practice), life strategies, and pedagogies. Her dissertation has collaborated with Latina campesinas (farmworkers) to honor their (her)stories and work with them to build an educational model called agriculture-land-based education that describes campesinas’ active role in the co-construction of education while they work in agriculture.