Jesica Siham Fernández
- Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of California Santa Cruz
Dr. Jesica Siham Fernández is a teacher-scholar-activist and community-engaged researcher. Trained in social-community psychology with a designated emphasis in Latin American & Latinx Studies, she completed her Ph.D. at the University of California Santa Cruz. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department at Santa Clara University, where she is engaged in community-based participatory action research (CBPAR) collaborations with Latinx immigrant communities, youth of color, and student activists within and beyond the university. As a transdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Fernández’s engages a decolonial feminist standpoint, critical race theory, and participatory action research paradigms toward a liberatory humanizing praxis in relation to her reserach, pedagogy and activsit scholarship.