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Faculty Biography - Julia Gutierrez

Faculty Biography - Julia Gutierrez

Julia Gutierrez


B.A. Northeastern Illinois University
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room B200 Skokie

Personal Statement

"The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is him/herself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach. They become jointly responsible for a process in which all grow.” Paulo Freire

It is a privilege and an honor to be a faculty member at Oakton Community College. This semester I will be teaching Introduction to Women and Gender Studies. It is my goal that my passion for education and teaching will create an environment where my students including myself can learn from each other and develop a critical consciousness about our present society.

I was born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago. I attended Northeastern Illinois University where I received my bachelor’s degree in women and gender studies. I fell in love with the field and decided to purse my master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. I was a teacher assistant at the University of Wisconsin- Madison for a year and a half and I had the honor of being the program coordinator for the Campus Women Center. Some of my research interests have focused on violence against women specifically women of color and on Chicana activism. As a feminist scholar and educator I am dedicated to feminist pedagogy in my classroom and in everyday life.

On a personal note, I am extremely delighted to be back in Chicago. I enjoy taking trips to downtown, spending time with my family and reading. Some of my favorite authors are bell hooks, Patricia Hill Collins and Gloria Anzaldúa.

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April 9
Registration opens for fall 2014 semester.

May 15, 16
Evaluation Days.

May 16
Last day of student attendance.

May 19
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 19
Summer 2014 interim classes begin.

May 20
Faculty grading due.

May 20

May 26
Memorial Day holiday. College closed.

June 9
Classes begin for summer 2014 eight-week session.

June 9
Three-week First Summer Interim faculty grading due.

June 16
Classes begin for summer 2014 seven-week session.

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