Adriana Nieto

Nieto, Adriana


History, Latino Issues, Racial Issues/Hate Crime, Spanish


Latina spiritualities and practices, Women of color feminisms, Mental health among Xicanas,Chicana protestants in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Acequia culture and practices in southern Colorado

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Chair, Associate Professor

Department: Chicana/o Studies


Office Phone: 303-615-1169

Interviewed by: 9NEWS


Adriana Nieto, Ph.D., is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has been with the university for over 15 years, first starting out as an adjunct professor and then becoming a full-time faculty member in 2009. Her teaching and research interests include Latina spiritualities and practices; women of color feminisms; mental health among Xicanas in early 20th Century New Mexico; Chicana protestants in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands; oral history and water in the ‘West’, with special interest in acequia culture and practices in southern Colorado.

Nieto received her Ph.D. in religious and theological studies form the University of Denver Iliff School of Theology, her master’s in Latin American studies with a focus on gender studies and borderland history from the University of New Mexico and her bachelor’s in Latin American and women studies also from the University of New Mexico.