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2020 Graduate Scholars-in-Residence Reunion Symposium

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Stanford University • El Centro Chicano y Latino • Graduate Scholars-in-Residence Program
Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence (1998-2018)
Reunion Symposium
January 22-24, 2020

The Graduate Scholars in Residence Program, established in 1998, is a program aimed at fostering a vibrant intellectual community among Chicano/a/x-Latino/a/x students at Stanford. It provides graduate students from various disciplines the opportunity to work collaboratively with each other and with undergraduates as part of a supportive community within El Centro Chicano y Latino.

Since its beginnings, the Graduate Scholars-in-Residence Program has been highly successful in the production of Latina/o/x students who earn Ph.D. degrees. This success means that Stanford University and El Centro Chicano y Latino are leaders in cultivating the next generation of Latina/o/x faculty and leaders in higher education across the nation.

To celebrate both the success and longevity of the program, we are convening an inaugural Graduate Scholars-in-Residence Program Reunion Symposium over the course of three days (January 22-24, 2020). The Symposium will commemorate 20 years (1998-2018) of this innovative and visionary program on the Stanford campus and will create new opportunities for reuniting and reconnecting both past and present Graduate Scholars-in-Residence at El Centro Chicano y Latino.  This program is brought to you in part through funding from Stanford Associates. 


Symposium Schedule:

WEDNESDAY, 22 JANUARY 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Black Community Services Center (Brandon Community Room)

Evening Dinner Reception: 

“Celebrating Twenty Years of Excellence:” El Centro Chicano y Latino’s Graduate Scholars-in-Residence Program, 1998-2018

THURSDAY, 23 JANUARY 2020, El Centro Chicano y Latino

12:00-1:30        “What I Wish I Knew Then:” Advice for Ph.D. Students
2:00-3:00            Academic Job Market and Publishing Roundtable 
4:00-5:30           Graduate Scholars-in-Residence 2019-20 Research Forum 

FRIDAY, 24 JANUARY 2020: El Centro Chicano y Latino

10:00-11:00       Cafecito at El Centro
11:00-11:45       Record a Video Message for Future Stanford Graduate Students!
12:00-1:30          The Aesthetics of Academia: Race, Gender, and Class
2:00-3:00            Leadership and Higher Education: GSR Alumni Profiles
4:00-5:30            Farewell Reception at El Centro with Group Photo


We regret that because of budget constraints, we cannot pay for accommodation. However, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Stanford Guest House for Symposium participants. However, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Stanford Guest House for Symposium participants for overnight stay on Wednesday, January 22 (18 rooms); Thursday, January 23 (18 rooms), and Friday, January 24 (5 rooms).

The Stanford Guest House is located just off-campus on 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025-7015. It offers guests a complimentary breakfast from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., 24-hour coffee service, the SLACafé, and a Starbucks café.

Guests can reserve online at:  You may also contact the Stanford Guest House front desk at 650-926-2800. Please use our group booking code SEC20 before December 16, 2019 for our group rate:

• Standard Room – One Queen Bed:  $174 USD per night   (175 sq ft)
• Deluxe Room – Two Queen Beds:  $214 USD per night  (275 sq ft, with microwave/refrigerator)
• Wheelchair Accessible Deluxe Room – One Queen Bed:  $214 USD per night  (275 sq ft, with microwave/refrigerator + ADA)

Please note that the Stanford Guest House will charge El Centro Chicano y Latino for any last-minute cancellations or “no-shows.”  Please help us avoid these charges. As you may recall from your time at Stanford, El Centro has a limited operating budget.

After December 16, 2019, you will be responsible for finding your own accommodation, either at the Stanford Guest House (pending availability) or at another location.

Directions from Hotel:

The Stanford Guest House offers a complimentary Guest House Shuttle and the Marguerite Shuttle bus service directly to campus. Reservations are recommended for a seat on the Stanford Guest House Shuttle, while the Marguerite Shuttle offers hop-on/hop-off service every 30 minutes.

Travel and Parking:

We regret that because of budget constraints, we cannot pay for travel. However, we are happy to provide copies of the Symposium Schedule to demonstrate that participants are invited guests of the Symposium.

Ground Transportation Directions from Airports:

Ground transportation information, including shared shuttle information, is located here:
• San Jose Airport
• San Francisco Airport
• Oakland Airport
• Super Shuttle – You can book a shared shuttle ride from either airport with this discount offered to the Stanford Community (save $6 with Stanford discount code T9X58).

On-Campus Parking:

The Tresidder lot is the closet parking lot to our event venues that has visitor parking. There are parking permit machines through which you may pay and park up to 8 hours of parking using credit cards, debit cards, cash, or coins, using your license plate number. Parking is enforced Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Please indicate if you require a parking pass and we will mail this to you ahead of time. Additional visitor parking information can be found on Stanford's Parking and Transportation page. Check out their maps page for Visitor Pay Parking marked with a “P.”

Disability Parking:

For guests with disabilities, disabled person placards issued by any state are honored in most marked parking spaces on campus, including meters, designated blue spaces (accessible disabled parking is located near all facilities), and permit lots. Please let us know if you need more accessible options for both parking and/or attending events.


Stanford University is located in Stanford, California, approximately 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San José.
The Symposium Welcome Dinner Reception on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, will take place in the Brandon Community Room, Black Community Services Center, 418 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305.

All other events will take place at El Centro Chicano y Latino, 514 Lasuen Mall, Building 590 (Nitery), Old Union Complex, Stanford, CA 94305.


Evelyn Alsultany
University of Southern California

A.J. Alvero
Stanford University

Magdalena Barrera
San José State University

Isla Flores Bayer
University of Texas at Austin

Andy Blanco

Brian Cabral
Stanford University

Guadalupe Carrillo
Stanford University

Saskias Casanova
University of California at Santa Cruz

David Colón
Texas Christian University

Raul Coronado
University of California, Berkeley

James Estrella
Olympic College

Gabriela Andicoechea Fischmann
Stanford University

Vida Mia García
American University, Beirut, Lebanon

Mishauna Goeman
University of California, Los Angeles

David Gonzalez
Stanford University

Karina Gutíerrez
Stanford University

Lorraine Hanley
Wellesley College

Kim Higuera
Stanford University

Karina Hodoyan
University of San Francisco

Greses Pérez Joehnk
Stanford University

Jonathan Leal
Stanford University

So-Rim Lee
University of Pennsylvania

Jesus Madrid
Cornell University

Doris Madrigal
Loyola Marymount University

Alma Martínez
University of LaVerne

Amanda Mireles
Stanford University

Melissa Mesinas
Stanford University

Claudia Rodriguez Mojica
Santa Clara University

Eduardo Muñoz Muñoz

San José State University 

Casey Nichols
Texas State University

Courtney Peña
Stanford University

Sean Peters
Stanford University

Diego Román
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Elda María Román
University of Southern California

María Luisa Ruiz
Mount St. Mary's College

Luz Jiménez Ruvalcaba
Stanford University 

Micaela Díaz Sánchez
University of California at Santa Barbara

Maribel Santiago
University of Washington

Vanessa Seals
Westminster College

Miguel Unzueta
University of California, Los Angeles

Manuel Vargas
University of California, San Diego

Martín Valadez
Heritage University

Jennifer Harford Vargas
Bryn Mawr College

Cristopher Vásquez
Stanford University

Michelle Zamora
Domestic Violence Intervention Center