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Susana Peyalo-Woodward - Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Adjunct Instructor

Susana Pelayo-Woodward

Susana Pelayo-Woodward, has worked at the University of Minnesota Duluth since 1992. She has taught in the Department of Women's Studies since 1996. She holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Studies, a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her areas of interest include Feminist movements in Latin America, Chicana Feminist, Latinos participation in education, and race, class and gender in the United States. She has taught the following courses for the Department of Women's Studies: Women, Race and Class, Latin American Women: Culture and Politics, Introduction to Women's Studies and Women and Film. She is currently the Director of the Office of Diversity Education, Latino/Chicana Student Programs and the Women's Resource and Action Center. She oversees academic and cultural programming, facilitates leadership development and provides the campus and community with diversity awareness and educational programming. She is the recipient of the College of Liberal Arts 2003-4 Teaching Award and the Commission on Women 2003-2004 Linda M. Larson Women of the Year Award. In 2002, she received the University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service. She shares her home with her partner David and their two sons Marcos and Sebastian. She has lead two delegations to Mexico to study the impact of global economic policies in women and indigenous communities. She is involved in human rights and peace and justice movements, enjoys reading, and traveling to Mexico to visit her family and friends.