• Professor
  • Division of Humanities and Communication
  • Email: rbenmayor@csumb.edu
  • Phone: 582-3798
  • Building: Humanities & Communication

Academic Credentials:

Ph.D., Romance Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

M.A., Spanish Literature, UC Berkeley

Past President, International Oral History Association (2004-2006)

Past President, Oral History Association (2010-2011)

Teaching Areas:

Oral History, Latina/o Studies, Literature. Courses: Oral History and Community Memory; Latina Life Stories; Travel Narratives; Post-Colonial Literature and Film; Portraits in Cultural Citizenship; Literature, Film, and Culture

Research Interests:

Oral history, Community history, Family history, Digital storytelling, First Generation college students, Latino cultural citizenship, Social dedagogies/Teaching and learning.

University and Community Interests:

Salinas Chinatown Renewal Project, service learning, and pipeline to graduate studies.

See Dr. Benmayor's U-Story

Recent Publications

"Theorizing through Digital Stories: The Art of 'Writing Back' and 'Writing For'." Forthcoming in a collected volume on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Rina Benmayor and Andor Skotnes, eds. Migration and Identity (Somerset, N.J: Transaction Pub., 2005).

"Digital Technologies and Pedagogies" From Email to Earthquakes: On Teaching and Learning with Technology in the California State University (Long Beach: CSU Press, 2003)

"Narrating Cultural Citizenship: Oral Histories of Latina/o First Generation College Students," and "Digital Technologies and Pedagogies" Social Justice 29:4, 2002.

Latina Feminist Group, Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios (Durham: Duke U. Press, 2001)

William V. Flores and Rina Benmayor, eds. Latino Cultural Citizenship (Boston: Beacon Press, 1997)