From Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul

Who Is Susan Sánchez-Casal?

Susan Sánchez-Casal holds a Ph.D. in Latin American literatures from the University of California. She is a tenured professor whose teaching and research expertise includes U.S. Latino studies, U.S. Latino literatures and women’s studies. A published author of numerous essays on literary criticism and Latino studies, Susan is also the co-editor of an anthology of critical essays on creating racial and gender equality in teaching and learning in higher education. Susan is a dynamic, motivational and award-winning teacher whose talents for innovation in teaching methods and positive impact on students have distinguished her among her peers.

As an educator, Susan has devoted herself to promoting diversity and equal access in higher education. She is a dedicated mentor to the Latino/a student community on her campus and serves as faculty advisor to Latino/a student organizations. She is the founder and director of ICWES, an intercultural women’s empowerment group that seeks to create intercultural cooperation among young women of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Susan is also a member of the executive committee of the Future of Minority Studies (FMS) Summer Institute at Cornell University, a consortium of scholars and academic institutions with a primary interest in minority identity, education and social transformation.

In addition to her academic work, Susan is a powerful motivational speaker who addresses small and large audiences across the nation about Latino history, education, identity and women’s empowerment. Susan was born and raised in Southern California and now lives in New York with her husband and family.

Please visit her Web site www.latinosoul.com for information on speaking engagements, book signings and Latino resources. For those interested in booking Susan as a speaker, please e-mail her at [email protected]

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