Genevieve Canales

2022 Corn Mother Honoree


Dr. Genevieve Canales is Professor Emerita, University of Northern Colorado (UNC), having taught Psychology and Mexican American Studies for 26 years. Her doctorate is in social psychology. Dr. Canales founded the annual Mexican American Arts Festival at UNC and the Más (more) Arts Plus After-School Program at Dos Rios Elementary. She has earned numerous teaching awards, including two Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Her teaching, writing, and public speaking underscore Mexican Americans’ intellectual history and pioneering legal activism against discrimination and racism in education, housing, and politics. Currently, she is directing and producing a video on Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a collaborative labor of love. She is also writing short stories about growing up in a bicultural/bilingual Mexican American family in San Antonio, Texas. She loves spending time with her only child, Everett, her family, and friends; dancing (R&B, Salsa, Middle Eastern); and watching murder mysteries.



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Genevieve is on pages 15-18

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