Education

Ph.D. Student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Concentration: Feminist institutional change
Oregon State University, Expected Graduation: Spring 2022
Committee Chair: Dr. Patti Duncan


M.Ed. in College Student Services Administration
Project: Influence of intersecting identities at predominately white institutions
Oregon State University, June 2015
Committee Chair: Dr. Larry Roper


B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies
Concentration: Sociology
Minor: Queer Studies
Sonoma State University, May 2013

Academic Appointments

Co-Managing Editor, Feminist Formations peer-reviewed journal

Oregon State University, January 2021 – Present

Adjunct Professor, Women and Gender Studies

Sonoma State University, August 2020 – Present

Editorial Assistant, Feminist Formations peer-reviewed journal
Oregon State University, September 2019 – Present


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Women Gender Sexuality Studies
Oregon State University, September 2019 – Present


Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives and Programs
Oregon State University, December 2017 – September 2019


Program Coordinator, The HUB: Cultural Center
Sonoma State University, July 2015 – December 2017


Department Lead, The HUB: Cultural Center
Sonoma State University, March 2017 – August 2017


Program Coordinator, Campus Life Programming
Sonoma State University, July 2015 - June 2016


Assistant Resident Director, University Housing and Dining Services
Oregon State University, August 2014 – June 2015


Graduate Assistant, Center for Civic Engagement
Oregon State University, August 2013- June 2014

Publications

Buzo, C. (2020). [Review of the book Stick Together and Come Back Home:

Racial Sorting and the Spillover of Carceral Identity, by Patrick Lopez-Aguado]. Ethnic Studies Review.
 

Alvarez-Cortez, T. & Buzo, C. (2019). “Psychosocial Identity Development Case Study.” In J.C. Garvey & J.C. Harris & D.R. Means & R.J. Perez & C.J. Porter (Eds.), Case Studies for Student Development Theory: Advancing Social Justice & Inclusion in Higher Education London: Routledge.


Buzo, C. (2017). “Ethical Approaches to Compliance.” Journal of College and Character, Volume 18 (Issue 3), pp. 215-220. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2194587X.2017.1338584
 

Buzo, C. (2014). “Diversity Communities at Predominately White Institutions: Making Our Space an Inclusive Community (MOSAIC) at Sonoma State University.” McNair Scholars Research Journal, Volume 4, pp. 27-40.
 

Buzo, C. (2013). “Living-Learning Communities: Social Benefits for First Time Freshman.” McNair Scholar Research Journal, Volume 3, pp.65-78.

Conference Presentations

Am I Doing It Right?: Interrupting Internalized Institutionality as WGSS Doctoral Students

Roundtable

2019 National Women’s Studies Association, San Francisco, CA

September 2019

 

Manifesting Justice: Disrupting White Supremacy in Feminist Spaces

Moderator

2019 National Women’s Studies Association, San Francisco, CA 

September 2019

 

When Responding to White Nationalism Becomes All of Our Jobs

Co-Presenter with Teresita Alvarez-Cortez

31st Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Portland, OR

June 2019


Advocacy and Allyship: Are You Using the Master’s Tools?

Presenter
100th Anniversary NASPA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA

March 2018


We Are Not Alone! Strategies for Building Effective Partnerships through Critical Self-reflection of Internalized Hyper-masculinity, Sexism, and Heteronormativity

Co-Presenter with Christopher Hughbanks

6th Annual Examining Masculinities Conference: Through the Looking Glass, Corvallis, OR

February 2018

Exploring Tools for Difficult Conversations, Healing, and Possibility

Co-Presenter with Charlene Martinez

17th Annual Imagining American National Conference, Davis, CA

October 2017

 

Consent, Please! Racial Socialization and Consent

Presenter

1st Annual North Bay Womxn of Color Conference, Rohnert Park, CA

March 2017

Whole Person, Whole System: Radically Inclusive Foundation for Wellness, Vitality, and Change.

Co-Presenter with Michael Brabant and Mark Fabionar

22nd Annual California Council of Cultural Center in Higher Education Conference, Los Angeles, CA
June 2016


The Vag Discourse: Gay Male Misogyny and Popular Culture.

Presenter

3rd Annual Healthy Masculinities Conference, Corvallis, Oregon

February 2015

University Teaching

 

WGSS 416: Theories of Feminism

Graduate Instructor
Oregon State University

Winter 2021

WGSS 200: Introduction to Women & Gender Studies

Adjuct Faculty 

Sonoma State University

Fall 2020

WGSS 325: Disney, Gender, Race, and Empire

Graduate Instructor
Oregon State University

Spring 2020

WGSS 325: Disney, Gender, Race, and Empire

Graduate Instructor
Oregon State University

Winter 2020


WGSS 350: Politics of Motherhood in a Global Context

Graduate Teaching Assistant with Dr. Cari Maes
Oregon State University

Fall 2019


UEXP 407: Foundations of Social Justice Leadership

Co-Instructor with Teresita Alvarez-Cortez, André Faria, Jeff Kenney, and Luhui Whitebear
Oregon State University

Spring 2018

WGS 301: Feminist Lecture Series

Co-Instructor with Charlene Tung
Sonoma State University

Fall 2017

Invited Presentations

Organizational Recentering Towards a Commitment to Justice and Equity

Facilitator

College Housing Northwest, Portland, OR

Fall 2020 (upcoming)


QTIPOC Collective: Sharing the Uniqueness of Me 

Facilitator

Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez and SOL LGBTQ+ Multicultural Network Event
Oregon State University

February 2020

 

Normalization of Rape Culture on College Campuses

Presenter

Various Campuses and Classrooms

California and Oregon

August 2015 – Present


Authentic Leadership

Keynote Speaker

Emerging Leaders Conference

Sonoma State University

November 2019


No Te Metas Con Mi Cucu: Consent and Purity in the Latinx Community

Presenter

Latinx Heritage Month Event

Reed College

October 2019

Consent, Please! A Call to Action for Consent Culture

Presenter

Student Involvement Event

Sonoma State University

September 2019


Lived Experiences & Authentic Leadership within Predominately White Institutions

Guest Speaker

Identity Specific Faculty and Student Association Professional Development Event Sonoma State University

September 2019


Writing to Critique Structure: Writing Workshop

Presenter

SPOKE Monthly Poetry Night

Sonoma State University

September 2019


Guest Speaker, Seventh Grade ‘Gender Lawyer’ to WGSS Doctoral Student

Guest Speaker

WGS 498: Careers in WGS

Sonoma State University

September 2019


Women In Leadership: Listening as Leadership

Guest Speaker

Women in Leadership Club Meeting

Oregon State University

February 2018


Pop the Hood: Content & Process

Presenter

Open Forum

Oregon State University

October 2017
 

LGBT Advocacy and Audre Lorde

Presenter

Open Forum

University of California Santa Barbara

August 2017


Inclusivity: Be a Pessimist

Keynote Speaker

Residential Student Staff Fall Training

Sonoma State University

August 2017


She Promotes Advocacy for Cultural Education Support (SPACES) Panel

Panelist
Sonoma State University, April 2017.


Culture of Confidence

Keynote Speaker

Delta Kappa Sorority Confidence Campaign
Sonoma State University

April 2017


Womxn’s Issues

Keynote Speaker

Unity Day

Rancho Cotate High School
February 2017


EmBodied: Positive queer body image

Co-Presenter with Lindsey Brooks

Mental Health Awareness Week
Sonoma State University

November 2015


Diversity!? Self and identity

Co-Presenter with Casey LaBarbara

University Mandated Education Sanction with a Suspended Fraternity
Sonoma State University

November 2015

Staff Trainings

Leadership, History, and Storytelling

Facilitator

Student Leadership Fall Training
Holy Names University

August 2019


“When you know better, do better”: Social Identities & Gender Deep Dive

Trainer

Residential Advisor Training

 College Housing Northwest
July 2019


Fall Onboarding

Trainer

Diversity Learning Assistants Training
Oregon State University

September 2019

 

Fall Onboarding

Trainer

Community Relations Facilitator Training
Oregon State University

September 2018

Inclusive Customer Service

Co-Trainer with Teresita Alvarez-Cortez

Service Center Staff Training
Oregon State University

September 2018


Train the trainer: Worldviews and Difference, Residential Education

Co-Trainer with Teresita Alvarez-Cortez
Directors Training
Oregon State University

August 2018


Inclusive Programming

Co-Trainer with Teresita Alvarez-Cortez

RHA
Oregon State University

February 2018

Winter Renewal

Trainer

Community Relations Facilitator Training
Oregon State University

January 2018


Strengths, tensions, and values: Storytelling through worldviews & identities

Trainer

Associated Students Programming Fall Training
Sonoma State University

August 2017


Diversity Education Retreat: Identity, Macroaggressions, and Cultural Appropriation

Trainer

Eight-hour Residential Student Staff Fall Training
Sonoma State University

August 2017


Allyship,shamllyship: What’s the point of “good” allyship?

Trainer

Academic Peer Mentor Fall Training
Sonoma State University

August 2017


Identities, Language, and Worldviews

Trainer

Residential Life Professional Staff Fall Training
Sonoma State University

June 2017


Let’s Explore: Implicit Bias Training

Trainer

Educational Peer Mentor In-Service Training
Sonoma State University

April 2017


Culture shock: Different, unity, and experience

Trainer

Alternative Spring Break Training
Sonoma State University

February 2017


Conflict and mediation: Gifts and Tensions

Trainer

Professional staff members of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) training and mediation
Sonoma State University

January 2017


Who are we?: Identities & Difference

Trainer

Join Us Making Progress (JUMP) Student Staff Training
Sonoma State University

August 2016


What is home? A look into microaggressions

Co-Trainer with Casey LaBarbara

Associated Students Training
Sonoma State University

January 2016

Service to the Profession

CAGED (creating allyship for gender equity through dialogue)

Facilitator
Oregon State Correctional Institution

December 2019 – Present (Weekly)

LGBTQ+ Services

California State University
January 2016 – December 2017


LGBTQ+ Summit

Coordinator
Sonoma County

September 2017


Trans Day of Remembrance and Existence: Panel and March

Coordinator
Sonoma County

November 2015

Service to the University

Trans Task Force

Member
Oregon State University

December 2017 – Present


Racial Aikido: Racial Justice Retreat,

Facilitator/Coordinator
Oregon State University

December 2017 – Present


Financial Appeals Committee

Member
Oregon State University

December 2017 – September 2019


Ongoing/series dialogue based social justice education with professional staff

Facilitator
Oregon State University

December 2017 – September 2019


Cultural Graduations

Coordinator
Sonoma State University

June 2015 – December 2017


Multi-cultural Organizations and Clubs Association

Coordinator/Advisor
Sonoma State University

June 2015 – December 2017


Women of Color Collective

Facilitator/Coordinator
Sonoma State University

June 2015 – December 2017


Safe Zone Training

Facilitator/Coordinator
Sonoma State University

June 2015 – December 2017


It’s a Guy Thing: Redefining masculinities

Facilitator/Coordinator
Sonoma State University

June 2015 – December 2017


Title IX Trans student support professional development

Facilitator/Coordinator
Sonoma State University

May 2016

Professional Associations

California Council of Cultural Center in Higher Education

Member


National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

Member


NASPA Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Member and Mentor

American College Personnel Association

Member


National Women’s Studies Association

Member