Dr. Angélica M. Yañez

Dr. Angélica M. Yañez, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies

Picture of professor Angelica Yañez
Office: MD-139 (San Marcos main campus)
Phone: 760-744-1150 x 2681

Dr. Angélica M. Yañez holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego, a B.A. in Chicano Studies, and a minor in Women Studies from UC Santa Barbara.  She is the editor of United States History from a Chicano Perspective. Her activism and research interests center on community building, intersectional identities, race, racism, and white terrorism, and cultural revitalization of Mexican Indigenous traditions in the United States.  She is a traditional Aztec Dancer and mother that honors the legacies of her Indigenous ancestors. As a former rape crisis counselor, she practiced acute counseling and women’s healing. Currently, she is the advisor to a writing group that promotes activism through spoken word at Palomar College and is the program advisor for the new Chicana/o Studies degree in the Ethnic Studies Department. She is a full-time professor of Ethnic and Chicano Studies.