Corky Frausto

Ph.D. Student

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I am Robert (Corky) Frausto. I was born and raised in South Texas and participated in my first Chicano Rights protest in Del Rio in 1969. I have a BA in Psychology (UTSA) and an MA in Special Education (UNM). I moved to Albuquerque 30 years ago. I teach Chicano Studies and Chicano Literature at Highland High School in Albuquerque. I also sponsor MEChA at Highland. 


The Chicano Studies Program at Highland is unique in that it is intended as intervention classes for struggling and at risk students. My research is focused on curriculum development for secondary education ethnic studies classes and on the development of the literary canon in Chicano Literature. 


I live in Albuquerque's South Valley with 2 dogs and 3 cats. I am an artist and host an arts, crafts and music festival at my home every October. Everyone is welcome.