Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Alma Itzé Flores

Title: Assistant Professor

Office Location: Benicia 1013

Email: alma.flores@csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-4007

Mailing Address: Undergraduate Studies in Education, California State University, Sacramento 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

About Me

Born in Jalisco, MX and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, Dr. Flores is a proud immigrant and former first-generation college student. She earned her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Education Studies at UCLA, her M.A. in Bilingual and Bicultural Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, and her Ph.D. in Race and Ethnic Studies in Education at UCLA. As a Chicana feminist teacher-scholar, her research examines the educational pathways of Chicana/Latina first-generation college students, Chicana/Latina mothers, in particular mother-daughter pedagogies, and the development and analysis of Chicana/Latina feminist pedagogies and research methodologies. Inspired by Communities of Color, Dr. Flores’ work is guided by a deep commitment to social justice.

Courses That I Teach

EDUC 160: Urban Education
EDUC 21: Freshman Seminar
EDUC 10: Critical Thinking


Flores, A.I., Gaxiola Serrano, T.J., & Solórzano, D.G. (2019). Critical Race Theory, Racial Stratification in Education, and Public Health. In Ford, C., Griffith, D., Marino, B., and Gilbert, K. (Eds.), Racism: Science and Tools for the Public Health Professional. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association.

Flores, A.I. (2019). A Chicana Mother-Daughter Spiritual Praxis: Religion, Spirituality, and our Mothers. In Martínez-Vu, Y., Pérez-Torres, J.C., Téllez, M., and Vega, C. (Eds.), The Chicana M(other)work Anthology: Porque Sin Madres No Hay Revolucion. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press.

Flores, A.I. (2017). The Muxerista Portraitist: Engaging Portraiture and Chicana Feminist Theories. Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, 17(1), 60-93.

Flores, A. I. (2017). Muxerista Portraiture: Portraiture with a Chicana/Latina Feminist Sensibility. CCRS Research Brief, no. 7. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Critical Race Studies at UCLA.

Research Interests

Chicana/Latina First-generation College Students | Chicana/Latina Mothers | Chicanx-Latinx (Im)migrant Students & Families | Chicana/Latina Feminist Theory |Critical Race Theory in Education | Critical Race Feminist Pedagogies & Methods

Professional Associations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

  • Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA)

  • Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS)

  • National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS)