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Subject Areas

  • Art, Media, and Design
  • Dance
  • Film Studies
  • Literature and Writing Studies
  • Modern Language Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts
  • Women’s Studies

Current Areas of Research

Culturally responsive pedagogy for Latinx first-generation college students (sample: PASO GEL research module curriculum)



Nataraj, L., Quiñonez, T., & A. Olivas. (2018, July). “Keep shining, keep smiling…” LIS collegiality  through a Relational-Cultural Theory lens. Presentation at the POC in LIS Symposium,   Los Angeles, CA.

Quiñonez, T. (2018, April). Thresholds and Borderlands: Using Chicana feminist theory to navigate changing identities. Poster presentation at the 2018 CARL conference, Redwood City, CA.

Lantzy, T., & Quiñonez, T. (2018, April). Making research-driven change: Developing a research   agenda to guide your professional practice. Pre-conference workshop presented at the 2018 CARL conference, Redwood City, CA.

Quiñonez, T. (2017, May). Mi otro yo: Culturally validating pedagogy in the information literacy classroom. Presentation at the Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Quiñonez, T., Lantzy, T., Carr, A., Chu, M., & Olivas, T. (2016, November). The CSUSM Library      Institute for Community Schools: Promoting College Research Readiness and Lifelong Learning. Poster presentation at the CSUSM Faculty Celebration of Scholarly and  Creative Activity, San Marcos, CA.

Quiñonez, T., Lantzy, T., Carr, A., Chu, M., & Olivas, T. (2016, August). What would it look like if students had college-ready research skills? Strengthening the pipeline from high school to college with College-K12 collaborations. Presentation at the Lifelong Information Literacy (LILi) Conference, Woodland Hills, CA.

Meulemans, Y., Carr, A., & Quiñonez, T. (2016, June). Where are they? Using students’ reflective work to design curriculum, assess learning, and help them through liminality. Presentation at the 2016 Threshold Concepts Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Quiñonez, T., & Carr, A. (2016, April). “I’ll be your mirror”: Using a “critical friend” group to critically reflect on our teaching. Poster presentation at the 2016 CARL Conference:  What We Talk About When We Talk About Value, Costa Mesa, CA.

Lantzy, T., & Quiñonez, T. (2015, October). Out of their seats: Using physical engagement to enhance student learning. Presentation at the Palomar College Active Learning Leaders conference, San Marcos, CA.