Brenda Sendejo

Notable Achievements

Associate Professor of Anthropology Brenda Sendejo presented a paper titled “Spaces of Resistance: Chicana and Chicano Activism and Feminism in Austin since the Movement Era” in a special session organized by Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Joshua Long at the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference, Oct. 23–26, in Austin. Sendejo also presented at the Texas Book Festival on Nov. 4 on her essay “The Space in Between: Exploring the Development of Chicana Feminist Thought in Central Texas,” which was recently published in Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Feminism and Activism in the Movement Era (UT Press). Sendejo and fellow contributor Martha P. Cotera spoke about their essays, putting them into historical and contemporary contexts.

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Expertise

Anthropology of religion, Mexican American spiritualities and indigenous heritage, gender and racialization, and Chicana feminisms. Geographic specialization: U.S. - Mexico Borderlands, Central and South Texas.

Brenda Sendejo received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Brenda Sendejo received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • In 2012, Sendejo received the Sam Taylor Fellowship to continue work on “Spirit Stories: Narratives of Spirituality and Social Justice”, an intergenerational oral history project.


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