About Me

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” ~ Paulo Freire

Biography

Born in a humble neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas, I got involved in ethnographic research on local Chicana/o and multi-racial and multi-gendered social justice non-profits while I attended university. I moved to California in 2001 to attend graduate school at UC Santa Cruz where I studied media, activism, and social change. I am currently doing collaborative research on student equity and theories of social change and racial and gender representation.

Classes I Teach

Spring 2018

CRNCourseSec.Title
45423SOC 352Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships
43857SOC 353Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships
45638WMST 291SMasculinities in U.S. Culture and Society

Faculty Info

Steve Nava, Ph.D.

Steve Nava
FULL-TIME FACULTY

Social Sciences and Humanities

navasteve@deanza.edu

408.864.8887

F21E

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, UCSC, 2010; M.S., Sociology, UT San Antonio

Office Hours

Spring 2018

MTWTh 12:20pm-1:20pm and By appointment.

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