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DATE: Thursday  11/8/2012

TIME: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

PLACE: University of Houston Victoria, Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)

Norma Cantu


SPEAKER: Norma Cantu

Cantú publishes pieces about a number of academic subjects as well as poetry and fiction. She specializes in Latina and Latino literatures, Chicana and Chicano literatures, border studies, folklore, women’s studies and creative writing. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Cantú’s Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera chronicles her childhood experiences on the border. Cantú is a professor of English and U.S. Hispanic literature at the University of Texas-San Antonio. She has co-edited four books and edited a collection of testimonials by Chicana scientists, mathematicians and engineers.


Inside the Latina@ Experience: A Latin@ Studies Reader (2010), Edited with María E. Fránquiz

Moctezuma's Table: Rolando Briseño's Mexican and Chicano Tablescapes (2010), Editor

Dancing across Borders: Danzas y Bailes Mexicanos (2009), Edited with Olga Najera-Ramirez and Brenda M. Romero

Paths to Discovery: Autobiographies from Chicanas with Careers in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (2008)

Chicana Traditions: Continuity and Change (2002), Edited with Olga Najera-Ramirez

Canicula: Snapshots of A Girlhood en la frontera (1995, 2001)

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