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Candace Zepeda

Associate Professor
Undergraduate and Graduate English

Academic Background

  • PhD   University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Rhetoric/Written Theory and Communication, Latinx Literary & Cultural Studies, 2012
  • MA   Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Rhetorical and Written Theory/English, 2005
  • BA   Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, English, 2002
  • AA   Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Associate of Arts,

Professional Memberships

College of Composition and Communication (CCC) College of English Association (CEA) National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) WPA American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Selected Chapters

Eds. Margaret Cantú-Sanchez, Norma Cantu, and Candace Zepeda. "". Approaches to Teaching Gloria Anzaldúa. Arizona University Press, 2020.

Hinojosa, Yndalecio Isaac and Candace de León-Zepeda. "Rhetorical Tools in Chicanx Thought: Political and Ethnic Inquiry for Composition Classrooms". Bordered Writers: Latinx Identities and Literacy Practices at Hispanic Serving Institutions. SUNY, 2019.

Hinojosa, Yndalecio Isaac and Candace de León-Zepeda. "The Coyolxauhqui Imperative in Developing Comunidad-Situated Writing Curricula at Hispanic-Serving Institutions". El Mundo Zurdo 6: Selected Works from the 2015 Meeting of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa. Aunt Lute Books, 2018.

Zepeda, Candace. "QUEST First Year Writing Program: Our Lady of the Lake University". Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research. Utah State University Press, 2016.

Zepeda, Candace. "Chicana Feminism". Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies: New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy. Palgrave, 2016.

Selected Presentations

Zepeda, C., Solis, V., Ramirez, D., Saldivar, J., Magallanes, C., Nuno, A., Gaxiola, T., Morales, S., Hernandez, L., Cantu-Sanchez, M.. (2021). Teaching Anzaldúa: Pedagogies for our Classrooms and Communities. Part 1 and Part 2.. NACCS. San Antonio, United States. National

Zepeda, C. and Sanborn, T.. (2020). Technical and Professional Writing as a Social Justice Platform. HACU. Orlando, United States. International

Hinojosa, Y. (Author & Presenter), Enríquez-Loya, A. (Panelist), Leon, K. (Panelist), Baca, I. (Chair), Doran, E. (Panelist), Lloyd, J. (Panelist), Alvarez, N. (Panelist), Garcia, R. (Panelist), Mendez Newman, B. (Panelist), de Leon-Zepeda, C.. (2020). Rhetorical Tools in Chicanx Thought: Political and Ethnic Inquiry. CCCC. Milwaukee, United States. National

Candace Zepeda. (2019). Decolonizing the Teaching of Composition, Literature and Creative Writing: Using Anzaldúan Thought to Construct/Deconstruct a Graduate Curriculum,. El Mundo Zurdo. San Antonio, United States. International

Candace Zepeda. (2019). Reimagining Library Partnerships in the First-Year Writing Classroom: Creating a Culture of Comunidad (Community). CEA. New Orleans, United States. Regional

Awards and Recognitions

2018 Service-Learning in teaching winner, OLLU, Spring _ 2017 NetVUE and Center for Women in Church and Society Professional Development Award 2016 Nominee, Teaching and Learning, OLLU, Service-Learning in teaching 2014 CCCC Writing Programs of Excellence nominee 2014 Agnes M (Lehman) Gloyna Award for Technological Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Our Lady of the Lake University 2014 Examples of Excelencia QUEST First-Year Program nominee 2014 Inny Award recipient, Recognized and honored by the Council of Basic Writing (CBW), CCCC, Spring 2013 Excellence in Service-Learning Faculty Award Nominee, spring 2013 NACCS Tejas Foco Dissertation Award Nominee, spring