Claudia Anguiano

Lecturer in Speech

My scholarship focuses on the rhetorical intersections of culture, activism, and race. Engaged in the fields of communication studies, critical race theory, and Latina/o studies, I am particularly interested in the discursive protest practices of immigrant youth and rhetoric of social movements seeking sociopolitical legitimacy and equality. A dedication to promoting civic engagement and social justice propels my interest in teaching and research.

206B Baker Library
HB 6250
Department(s): 
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Education: 
B.A. California State University, Los Angeles
M.A. California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Selected Publications

Chen, Yea Wen., Tema Milstein, Claudia Anguiano, Jennifer Sandoval, and Lisa Knudsen. (2012). “Challenges and Benefits of Community-based participatory research: A case of Collaboratively Examining Ecocultural Struggles.”Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. Volume 6 (2), 1-19.

Anguiano, Claudia., Tama Milstein, Iliana De Larkin, Yea Wen Chen, and Jennifer Sandoval (2012). “Connecting Community Voices: A Latino/a Critical Race Theory Lens on Environmental Justice Advocacy.” Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, Volume 5 (2), 124-143.

Milstein, Tema., Claudia Anguiano, Jennifer Sandoval, Yea Wen Chen, and Elizabeth Dickenson (2011). "Communicating a “New” Environmental Vernacular: A Sense of Relations-in-Place." Communication Monographs, Volume 78 (4), 486-510.

Anguiano, Claudia, and Karma R. Chávez. (2011). “DREAMers’ Discourse: Young Latino/a Immigrants and the Naturalization of the American Dream.” In Latino Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de un(a) Voz? Eds. Michelle A. Holling and Bernadette Marie Calafell, Lexington, MA: Lexington Press.

Milstein, Tema., Claudia Anguiano, Yea Wen, Chen, and Jennifer Sandoval, J. (2010). Hispanic environmental meanings and messages: Report to Conservation Voters of New Mexico and The Wilderness Society on research findings of the Connecting Community Voices study. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico.

Speaking engagements

Anguiano, Claudia. “From Passive Recipients to Active Participants: Becoming Effective Intercultural Communicators.” Guest Speaker for the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program, April 2013, Dartmouth College. 

Anguiano, Claudia. “Just like El Movimiento?: Examining the Naming Strategies of the DREAMer Immigrant Youth Social Movement.” Presented at the annual meeting of National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, March 2013, San Antonio, TX.

Anguiano, Claudia. “Is there Space for Activism? Reflections on Teaching Intercultural Communication at an Elite College.” Presented at the annual meeting of National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, March 2013, San Antonio, TX. 

Anguiano, Claudia. “Neoliberal Post-Empire: Discourses of Law, Immigration, and the Latino Condition.” Panel presented at the annual conference of American Studies Association, November 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Anguiano, Claudia. “Forming Bonds and Divergences through(out) the National Day of Action Against SB 1070.” Presented at the Women Active in Letters and Social Change (MALCS) Summer Institute, July 2012, Santa Barbara, CA.

Anguiano, Claudia. “Dissenting DREAMer voices: The Constitutive effect of Undocumented Immigrant Youth Social Protest.” Presented to the annual meeting of Rhetoric Society of America, May 2012, Philadelphia, PA. 

Anguiano, Claudia. “Dropping the “I” word: Examining Contemporary Immigration Discourse and Consequences of the Illegal Alien label.” Series invited speaker. (February 31, 2012). Dartmouth Centers Forum Winter 2012 series on Words and Their Consequences, Dartmouth College.

Anguiano, Claudia. “Exploring the Cultural Identities and Protest of Voices across Age, Race, and Space. Panel presented to the annual meeting Intercultural Division of the Western States Communication Association, February 2012, Albuquerque, NM. 

Anguiano, Claudia, Tema Milstein, Iliana De Larkin, Jennifer Sandoval, and Yea Wen Chen. “Connecting Community Voices: Using LatCrit to Examine Environmental Justice Activism of New Mexico Hispanic Communities ” Presented at Environmental Communication Division at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, February 2011, Monterey Bay, CA.  (DIVISION TOP PAPER)

Claudia, Anguiano. “Peeking under the Academic Blanket of Race and Identity: Exploring Race and Identity in Minority Communities.” Paper presented at 2nd Annual Critical Knowledge Symposium: Mapping the Margins of Belonging, November 2010, University of New Mexico.

Milstein, Tema, Claudia Anguiano, Jennifer Sandoval, and Yea Wen Chen. “Relations-in-Place: Interpreting an Ecocultural Premise.” Paper presented at the annual meeting Environmental Communication Interest Division of the National Communication Association, November 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Sandoval, Jennifer, Yea Wen Chen, Tema Milstein, and Claudia Anguiano. “La Resolana: An Exploration of a New Narrative Paradigm in the Connecting Community Voices Collaboration.” Paper presented to the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division at the annual meeting of National Communication Association, November 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Chen, Yea Wen, Tema Milstein, Claudia Anguiano, and Jennifer Sandoval. “Challenges and Benefits of Community-Based Participatory Research: A Case of Collaboratively Examining Environmental Struggles in New Mexico.” Paper presented at the annual meeting Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association, November 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Claudia Anguiano. “Using Political and Persuasive Communication for Effective Grassroots Organizing.” Guest Professor for DREAM University, United We Dream Network, July 2010, Washington DC. 

Claudia Anguiano. “Using Latino/a Critical Race Theory for Social Justice Activism.” Presented at First Annual Critical Knowledge Symposium. April 2010, Raza Graduate Student Association, Mellon, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of New Mexico.

Anguiano, Claudia. “Testimonios of Truth: Using Borderland(s) Theory to Interrogate the Latina/o Undocumented Youth Movement for Immigration and Higher Education Rights.” Paper accepted to New Directions in Critical Theory Conference: Borders, Power, Community, April 2010, Tucson, AZ.

Anguiano, Claudia, and Jennifer Sandoval. “More than Skin Deep: Perceptions of Racial Discrimination, Willingness to Communicate, and Overall Health of Latinos.” Paper presented at the annual meeting the Health Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association, February 2010, Anchorage, AK.

Anguiano, Claudia. “Stuck between a D.R.E.A.M and Reality? Investigating the Online Undocumented Youth Movement Strategies.” Paper presented at the annual meeting Latino/Latina Interest Division of the National Communication Association, November 2009, Chicago, IL.

Anguiano, Claudia, and Jennifer Sandoval. “Stories From the Beyond: Narratives of Resistance in the Amigos de Las Mujeres de Juarez Action Cards.” Paper presented at the annual meeting Women Studies Division of the National Communication Association, November 2009, Chicago, IL.

Anguiano, Claudia. “Fighting for a Dream Deferred: Examining the Resistance of Undocumented Students.” Paper presented at the annual meeting La Raza Caucus of the National Communication Association, November 2009, Chicago, IL.

Anguiano, Claudia, and Jennifer Sandoval. “Rock n’ Roll, NASCAR and War: The Simulacrum of the American Soldier.” Paper presented at the annual meeting Media Studies Division of the National Communication Association, November 2009, Chicago, IL.

Anguiano, Claudia. “Environmental Communication and Community Participatory Action Research with US Southwest Hispanic Communities.” Panel presented at the annual meeting Research in Progress Roundtable of the National Communication Association Convention, November 2009, Chicago, IL.

Milstein, Tema, Claudia Anguiano, Yea Wen Chen, Elizabeth A. Dickinson, Iliana Rucker, Jennifer Sandoval, and Lissa Knudsen. “Community Engagement and Empowerment: Examining Local Hispanic Environmental Meaning Systems in the US Southwest.” Paper presented at the Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE), June 2009, Portland, MA.

Anguiano, Claudia. “Losing Control of Terminology, Legislation, and Media Coverage: How Race Plays a Part in the Immigration Debate.” Panel presented at the annual meeting Intercultural Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association, February 2009, Phoenix, AZ.

Anguiano, Claudia. “Ghosts From the Other Side: Personal Biographies and Resistance.” Panel presented at the annual meeting Intercultural Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association, February 2009, Phoenix, AZ.

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Works in progress

Anguiano, Claudia. “Dropping the “I” Word: A Critical Examination of Contemporary Immigration Labels.” Accepted book chapter for Rhetorics of Immigration. Ed. Johanna Hartelius.

Sandoval, Jennifer., Yea Wen Chen, Tema Milstein, and Claudia Anguiano. “La resolana: Narrative paradigms and informal storytelling in the Connecting Community Voices project.” (In Review)

Anguiano, Claudia, and Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera. “Out of the Ivy Shadows: The experience of undocumented students in Northeast Ivy League Institutions.” (In process)

Anguiano, Claudia and Mari Castañeda, “Developing a Latina/o Critical Communication Theory for the 21st Century” (In preparation).

Anguiano, Claudia. “Soñadores, DREAMers or illegals? Naming strategies and identify formation in the Undocumented Immigrant Youth Movement.” (In preparation).

Selected works and activities

2013 Outstanding Dissertations Competition Semi-Finalist (April 2013). American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS).

The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding Faculty Travel and Research Grant. (November 2012). Dartmouth College.

Year of the Arts Faculty Grant. (December 2012). “The Art of Presidential Speechwriting: Writing, Speaking, and Writing for Speaking,” Dartmouth College.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Social and Humanistic Studies. (2009-2011). Competitive fellowship to support dissertation research for two years and advance scholarship focusing on the historic and cultural dimensions of Latina/o and Native American peoples.

Everett Rogers Doctoral Research Scholar Award. (April 2010). Department of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. (April 2009). Department of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico.