Vanessa Crispin-Peralta: From powwow to PowerPoint

Under a New Mexico night sky, a young girl stands in the glow of the sacred fire amongst a crowd of hundreds. Around the fire, women in brightly colored regalia dance to the beat of drums, their “jingle dresses” creating music of their own with each step and swing…This memorable powwow was just one of many cultural events Professor Vanessa Crispin-Peralta was exposed to as a child…Crispin-Peralta teaches part-time at Moorpark as well as at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and has previously taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. more

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