Portrait of Valarie Zapata

Valarie Zapata, Ph.D.

Professor, English
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Valarie Zapata is a Puente coordinator and teaches English and Film Studies at MVC. She's been at our college for the past 17 years. Her fields of interest include: Latinx literature, LGBTQ+ literature & studies, Black and Brown queer literature, and film studies.

Educational Background

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

At Riverside Community College District since 2005.