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Dr. Victoria M. Bañales
Phone: 831.479.6112
Office Hours: Spring 2020 (Watsonville Center):
M: 3:35-4:35pm, Room A280
TU: 1:45-2:45pm, Room A380
W: 3:35-4:30pm, Room A280
TH: 2:00-3:00pm, Room A380
Location: Watsonville Center (see room locations above)
Alternate Location: Room 518B, Aptos Campus

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Dr. Victoria M. Bañales
English Faculty

Dr. Victoria Banales
Vicky & Nopales

Ph.D., M.A., M.A., B.A.
With Cabrillo College since 2005

Ph.D. in Literature and Feminist Studies, 2005, University of California, Santa Cruz;

M.A. in Literature, 1999, University of California, Santa Cruz;

M.A. in World and Comparative Literature, 1997, San Francisco State University;

B.A. in Comparative Literature, 1992, University of California, Santa Barbara


"It is our responsibility, as writers and teachers, to make sure that our texts and our classrooms are not 'safe' spaces from which a reader or student may return unchanged or unthreatened. While a fictional territory...may guarantee million-dollar advances in New York and glowing student evaluations, we have to remember the immortal words of Gerald Vizenor: 'Some upsetting is necessary'. Literary terrorism is preferable to literary tourism." -Louis Owens

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