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Dr. Victoria M. Bañales
Phone: 831.479.6112
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Office Hours: NO OFFICE HOURS 2018-2019 (instructor is on a 1-year sabbatical)
Location: Main Office Location: 518B, Aptos Campus
Alternate Location: Watsonville Center

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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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