About me

My name is Divana Olivas.

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I was born in Albuquerque, and raised in El Cerro/Los Lunas by Mexican immigrant working-class parents. As a Chicana feminist, I approach my work in reverence of oppressed peoples around the world who speak truth to power in both grand and mundane ways. In 2015, I graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico, and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Chicana/o Studies and Spanish. Since then, I’ve been living in Los Angeles to pursue my Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.