In Memoriam: Ruth Trinidad Galván

Ruth Trinidad Galván, an associate professor in the department of language, literacy and sociocultural studies at the University of New Mexico, has died.

Dr. Trinidad Galván joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 2002. She was also affiliated with the women’s studies program and the department of Chicana and Chicano studies. Her research examined global, transmigrant, and transnational issues of Latin American immigrants, Latina education in the U.S., and womanist/feminist epistemologies and pedagogies. She authored Women Who Stay Behind: Pedagogies of Survival in Rural Transmigrant Mexico (University of Arizona Press, 2015).

Dr. Trinidad Galván was a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in economics and international relations. She earned a master’s degree in educational foundations and bilingual/bicultural teaching at California State University and a doctorate in education, culture, and society at the University of Utah.


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  1. Claudia Lombana says:

    As a former doctoral student at UNM, I express my sorrow to Ruth’s family, friends, and the UNM community. We have lost a brave and sweet woman, and a smart faculty member.

  2. Anne Calhoon says:

    I am shocked and saddened by the death of this brilliant woman. Blessings to her family, friends, and colleagues.

  3. Frank R. Tellez says:

    I am shocked and saddened by the death of Dr. Trinidad-Galvan. She mentored me through my masters and most of my Ph.D. work. She influenced me and ingrained in me a ‘search for excellence”mantra. Rest in Peace, you will never be forgotten.

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