Iris Ruiz

photo of Dr. Iris RuizIris Ruiz, Ph.D.

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Dr. Iris Ruiz has been a Lecturer for the Merritt Writing Program at UC Merced since 2010. She teaches courses in advanced composition, journal editing, first and second year composition and Chicanx Studies. Iris has been a member of the NCTE/CCCC Latin@ Caucus since 2000, contributing to Writing and Working for Change projects, Reflections, the formation of the WPA POC Caucus, and she served as the principal author the current NCTE Position Statement in Support of Ethnic Studies Initiatives in K-12 Curricula. She has recently been elected to the position of Co-Chair for the NCTE/CCCC Latin@ Caucus and has two books published with Palgrave MacMillan, Reclaiming Composition for Chicano/as and other Ethnic Minorities: A Critical History and Pedagogy and Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies: New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy.