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Dr. Ester Trujillo

Professor Trujillo’s research examines how Salvadorans recover cultural memory and how they define their ethnic heritage as they integrate into life in the United States. Her book, tentatively titled Becoming Salvi: Crafting Ethnic Identity in the Diaspora, is a qualitative study examining the ethnic socialization of U.S. Salvadorans in Southern California. Her courses at DePaul examine immigration, transnationalism, race and ethnicity, youth, visual media and cultural productions, and Mexican and Central American immigrant populations in the U.S. from an interdisciplinary perspective. She has been published in Camino Real: Estudios de Hispanidades Norteamericanas, and Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies.