Alejandra Lucero Canaan

ProfessorSchool of Languages & Literature

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(619) 421-6700 x5607

36-111, Chula Vista

Hola! I'm Alejandra Lucero Canaán (she/they/ella/elle) and I'm a Professor of English at Southwestern College. I've been teaching at SWC since 2017. I teach a variety of classes including English 115 and 116, Specialty Lit Courses like Chicano Lit (ENGL 272) and Border Lit (ENGL 274) and Creative Writing like Intro to Creative Writing (ENGL 120) and Screenwriting (ENGL 150). I'm also the English Professor for the CHEL Learning Community, a one-year experience for LGBTQIA+ students with a dedicated counselor, the completion of English 115, 116 and PD 100 and 103, field trips and more! 

I was born and raised in Tijuana before starting school in San Diego in 7th grade, then I became a transfronterix student until I finally moved to San Diego for college. I got my B.A. in English from SDSU and my M.A. in English with a Creative Writing emphasis from CSU Northridge. I love the borderlands and all of its magnificent creatures. I'm a big fan of the LA Lakers and long drives, too. I dislike the weird, wooden taste of popsicle sticks. 

I love my students, and I love sharing the nerdy, writerly things that bring me joy with you. I believe everyone is a writer!