LGBTQ Affairs has a Faculty Fellow: Dr. Francisco J. Galarte
Dr. Galarte holds regular hours in the LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Mondays 12-2pm during spring 2017.
You can also follow him on his Twitter handle @prof_galarte
A little more about Dr. Galarte (and why we are so lucky to get to work with him):
Francisco J. Galarte was born and raised in Brawley, California. He holds a Bachelor's degrees in Chicano/Latino Studies and Political Science from UC Irvine, a Master's Degree in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and recently graduated with his PhD in Educational Policy Studies with minors in Latina Latino Studies and Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He is currently working on a book manuscript based on this dissertation entitled, "El Sabor del Amor y del Dolor: Affect, Violence and the (Trans)Body in the Chican@ Historical Imaginary". His hero is Chavela Vargas and he loves listening to Morrissey. His research interests are in Chicana/o Studies, Queer Studies, Affect Studies and Transgender Studies.
A little more about the Faculty Fellows Program:
Initiated in 1984, the Faculty Fellows Program take academics beyond the grade books and help Wildcats experience education outside of the classroom. This is where the richness of higher education comes together, in a very casual and comfortable environment that removes the boundaries of classrooms and desks, office hours and lecture halls. Students connect with professors, instructors, librarians and researchers on a personal level that might be overlooked in a large university setting. Think "small liberal arts college feel" in a large, public, research one university. It's the best of both worlds.
Faculty Fellow are dedicated to sharing meaningful interactions with students in a non-classroom setting. In addition to friendly mentorship, fellows help provide students with a smooth transition to the UA, an ever-deepening love of learning and, ultimately, a path toward graduation. Many of our Fellows are recognized for their contributions to teaching and student life at the UA at both local and national levels. Thirty Fellows in almost 30 venues around campus bring their own individual flair to their interactions with students, interactions that aren't limited by academic discipline.