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Javier Espinoza Barajas

Javier Espinoza Barajas
Department: Anthropology
phone 831.325.7694
I was born in Michoacán, México and migrated to the U.S. at the age of sixteen. I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Social Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Pedagogy, and from CSU Los Angeles with a MA in Social Cultural Anthropology. I have conducted research on language loss, language revitalization programs, cultural-bound syndromes, folk medicine, intragroup discrimination, and most recently on Mexican folk-dance groups in institutions of higher education. What I love about conducting research is traveling! I have visited El Salvador, Cuba, Spain, Iceland, England, Mexico, and France due to research opportunities.