Turalba, Ruby

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Ruby N. Turalba, MPH (she/her) has been teaching in the Department of Public Health at San Francisco State University since 2010, integrating cultural humility, liberation education, and personal narratives to explore social and health inequities. Courses she has taught include: 400 – Community Assessment in Public Health; 455 – Community Organizing & Community Building for Health, and 520 – Structural Oppression & Social Foundations of Health. Her published works have focused on college students’ understanding of oppression, identity, and intersectionality; and pedagogy to support their learning and empowerment. Ruby holds a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and an MPH from SFSU. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership, researching culturally responsive pedagogy, bilingual education, and positive identity development as forms of resistance to coloniality and white supremacy culture. She describes herself as an educator working for community, health, and justice.