Viridiana Vidana Matus

Liberal Arts Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Viridiana Vidana Matus
Lecturer, Languages and Linguistics

Viridiana Vidaña Matus (AKA: V), is a person with love, hope, passion and people at heart. She received a bachelors’ degree in Spanish with a minor on secondary education for modern language majors and a masters’ in Latin American literature, both at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She is certified by the Texas State Board of Education as a Spanish EC-12 educator, has over ten years of teaching experience, enthusiasm and an immense desire to impact the life of her students. Her thesis topic was the vindication of the indigenous in Argentina based on Calfucurá: La Conquista de Pampa (1956) by Argentine writer Arístides Gandolfi Herrero with emphasis on identity construction in the 19th century, silence and symbolic violence. She is currently working to obtain a Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning and Culture under the strand of literacy and biliteracy. She loves reading, watching lucha libre, playing the guitar and cooking five minute rice in 2 minutes.


  1. Adolescent and adult literacy/biliteracy
  2. Identity
  3. Silence
  4. Symbolic violence
  5. Empowerment Education
  6. Language use and Language learning
  7. Curriculum and instruction
  8. Online learning
  9. Social cultural theory
  10. Multicultural Education