Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)


Mexican American Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Stephanie Alvarez

Second Advisor

Dr. Francisco Guajardo

Third Advisor

Emmy Pérez


This study of my life untangles threads of influence which have brought me to my present state of being. I utilize autohistoria-teoria to reflect on the processes of learning and schooling in my life, and weigh them against processes of unlearning and deschooling which I explore through hip hop ways of being – all of which are rooted in my life’s process of coming to love the Rio Grande Valley. This effort is to find solid ground to stand upon as I set off from an academic journey into civilian life with a central concern: At the individual level, how can I live a life which is consistent with uplifting and liberating the Latinx/Xicanx peoples from systemic disenfranchisement by neoliberal imperialism? My argument and conclusions emerge from an existence immersed in the concern, and seek to find a state of being which is consistent with revolutionary resistance.


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