Yolanda Santiago Venegas

TitleLecturer for the Writing Program
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentWriting Program
AffiliationsMerrill College
Phone831-502-7574
Email,
Web Site Yolanda Santiago Venegas Teaching Portfolio
OfficeMerrill College Annex 101B
Office HoursSp 2017: MWF 10:25-11:25 @ McHenry FITC 1340
Campus Mail StopMerrill Faculty Services
Mail1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
Yolanda Santiago Venegas

Research Interests

Writing pedagogies that embed and legitimize the experiences and ways of being and knowing of our G 1.5 students

Environments for teaching and learning that provide openings for our student’s ways of being and knowing to fundamentally transform our centers of knowledge production and shape how our institutions of higher education meet the challenges of the 21st century

Teaching new media, rethinking composition in terms of a digital rhetoric

Biography, Education and Training

University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D 2004) and San Francisco State University MA English Composition (2013).

Teaching Interests

Integrated Reading and Writing
Introducing G 1.5 Students to Academic Writing
Engaging Grammar for G 1.5 Writers
Teaching new media and the literacies it requires

Courses Taught

Writing 21: Exploring the English Language: Good and Bad English (Spring 2015)
Writing 20: Academic Literacy and the Rhetoric of Remediation (Winter 2015)
Cultural Identities and Global Consciousness (Merrill Core Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015)
Chicana/o Literature and Film (American Studies 126 Fall 2006)