Cueponcaxochitl Moreno Sandoval, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
California State University, Stanislaus​

Cueponcaxochitl Moreno Sandoval’s passion for innovative pedagogies that encourage student and community engagement earned her a CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award. Her Indigenous Studies curriculum attracts and connects students to one another, the campus and to the greater regional community. “I encourage students to lean into curiosity about themselves and their relationship with the world as agents of change,” she says. Together, she and her students have created an Indigenous Community Garden, an Indigenous Students in Activism Club, annual Indigenous People’s Day community events, and an intergenerational collective celebrating the culture of the son jarocho, a once nearly extinct agricultural music. She serves on the Presidential Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, the CSU Chancellor's Native American Initiative Working Group, CFA's Indigenous Peoples Caucus and has served as program chair for the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Special Interest Group at the American Education Research Association. ​

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