Recent Dissertation Abstracts

Robert Moreira (Spring 2016)

Ambidexterity: Agency, multi-ethnic differential movements, and ideology in baseball literature, film, and performance

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Christina Gutierrez (Fall 2015)

Depathologizing the diseased body, creating alternative knowledges: Chicana and African American women's epistemologies of critical illness

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Y. Isaac Hinojosa, Jr.(Summer 2015)

Cuerpo, or a spatial-material rhetoric: Embodied approaches using Chicana third space feminism for understanding and teaching literacy on the border

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Chelsea Patterson (Spring 2015)

The Postmortem Gaze: Material Rhetoric and Viewing Practices of the Transgressive Body

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Debra Pena (Spring 2015)

Interrupting the Silences in Twentieth Century Southern Women's Literature: Recovering and Re-Visioning the Life and Literary Work of Caroline Pafford Miller

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Mario Longoria (Summer 2014)

Land, Literature and Power in the Southwestern United States: Aldo Leopold's Colonialist Land Ethics and the Evolution of a Post Colonial Chicana/o Environmental Politics and Poetics

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Myrriah Gomez (Spring 2014)

Nuclear alienation: A literary analysis of race, space, and resistance surrounding the nuclear coloniality of Los Alamos, 1942-2012

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Elizabeth J. Cali (Spring 2014)

Unexpected Revolutionaries: Troubling nineteenth-century African American feminist and masculinist nationalisms

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Andrew Hoag (Fall 2014)

Translation as collaboration:Jorge Luis Borges's unfaithful relationship with literature from the United States

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Lawrence Schwegler (Fall 2013)

Spycy shores invite the eyes: Towards a multidisciplinary visual theory of food

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Roberta Frances Hurtado (Summer 2013)

Not Flesh of Empire: Psycholocal Enfleshment in Puerto Rican Women's Literature

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Melissa Sue Romweber Whitney (Summer 2013)

German Colonialisms: German Hybrid Identity Formations Overseas

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Elaine Wong (Spring 2013)

Graphemic Creativity: A Dialogue with the Chinese Ideogram

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Megan Sibbett (Spring 2013)

Intimate Terrorism and Mundane Violence: Remapping “Terrorism” Through Queer, Multiracial Feminist Theories, Fiction, and Stand-Up Comedy

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Erin Ranft (Spring 2013)

Black and Chicana Feminisms, Science Fiction, and US Women’s Bodily Oppressions in the Past, Present, and Future

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Laura López (Fall 2012)

Confronting Predators and Shadow Beasts: Representations of Working-Poor Chicanas in Contemporary Young Adult Literature

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Kristina Gutierrez (Summer 2012)

ECOLITERACY AND A PLACE-BASED PEDAGOGY: EXPANDING LATIN@ STUDENTS' CRITICAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE RECIPROCITY BETWEEN SOCIOCULTURAL SYSTEMS AND ECOSYSTEMS IN THE US-MEXICO BORDER REGION

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Candace De Leon-Zepeda (Spring 2012)

DECOLONIZING THE CLASSROOM: MAPPING THE IMPACT OF EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITIES ON MEXICAN-AMERICANS THROUGH A THIRD SPACE CHICANA FEMINIST ANALYSIS OF LITERATURE AND FILM

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Margaret Cantu-Sanchez (Spring 2012)

"HEALING THE SPLIT": TEJIENDO MESTIZAJES OF EPISTEMOLOGIES IN LATINA EDUCATION AND LITERATURE

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Patricia Portales (Spring 2012)

WOMEN, BOMBS, AND WAR: REMAPPING MEXICAN AMERICAN WOMAN'S HOME FRONT AGENCY IN WORLD WAR II LITERATURE, THEATER, AND FILM

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Larissa Mercado-Lopez (Summer 2011)

"I FEEL A REVOLUTION OCCUR IN MY WOMB": MAPPING COGNITIVE AND SOMATIC TRANSFORMATION THROUGH READINGS OF MESTIZA MATERNAL FACULTAD

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Nancy Wilson (Summer 2011)

THE WRITING CENTER AS BODEGA: MAKING A THIRD SPACE IN ACADEMIA FOR GLOBAL ENGLISHES AND ALTERNATIVE DISCOURSES

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Stephanie Amsel (Spring 2011)

FORMATION OF MEDIEVAL FEMALE SUBJECT CONSCIOUSNESS: A STUDY OF ITALIAN AND ENGLISH MYSTICS, CHRISTINE DE PIZAN, BOCCACCIO, AND CHAUCER

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Grisel Acosta (Fall 2010)

A SANCOCHO OF RACE AND PLACE: CRITICAL RACE ECOCRITICISMIN THE WORK OF U.S. CARIBBEAN LATINO/A WRITERS

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Marco Cervantes (Summer 2010)

AFROMESTIZAJE: TOWARD A MAPPING OF CHICANA/O BLACKNESS IN TEJANA/O LITERATURE AND POPULAR MUSIC FROM, 1920-2010

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Lapetra Bowman (Spring 2010)

TRANS-COLONIAL HISTORIOGRAPHIC PRAXIS: DIS/MEMBERMENT, MEMORY, AND THIRD-SPACE CHICANA, LATINA, AND CARIBBEAN FEMINIST EMBODIED RE/MEMBRANCE

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Elizabeth MacCrossan (Spring 2010)

DISCREPANT EXPERIENCES IN THE IRISH BORDERLANDS: GENDERED SPACES, CONTESTED LANUGAGE, AND SHIFTING IDENTITY IN FREE DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND

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Terry Pantuso (Fall 2009)

READING SILENCE ACTIVELY: RECOVERING THE MATERNAL NARRATIVE IN CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S NOVELS

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Jeff Turpin (Fall 2009)

SOME ADAPTIVE FUNCTIONS OF NARRATIVES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR LITERARY CRITICISM

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Cordelia Barrera (Summer 2009)

BORDER PLACES, FRONTIER SPACES: DECONSTRUCTING IDEOLOGIES OF THE SOUTHWEST

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Jody Briones (Summer 2009)

SOUTH TEXAS WORKING-CLASS MILLENNIAL MEXICAN AMERICANS: IDENTITY, SUBJECTIVITY, AND COMPOSITION STUDIES

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Lenora Perry-Samaniego (Summer 2009)

QUEER HISTORIES AND INTERSTITIAL TERRITORIES: TRANSGRESSIVE WOMEN FROM EARLY MODERN IBERIA TO POSTMODERN AZTLÁN

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Patricia Trujillo (Fall 2008)

GENTEFICATION: A SPATIAL RHETORICAL ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENTIAL LANDSCAPES IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICAN LITERTURE AND SOCIAL SPACE

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Linda Winterbottom (Fall 2008)

TAKING IT WITH THEM: ELSEWHERE CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE FICTION OF EDWIDGE DANTICAT, PAULE MARSHALL AND JAMAICA KINCAID

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Venetia June Pedraza (Summer 2008)

THIRD SPACE MESTIZAJE AS A CRITICAL APPROACH TO LITERATURE

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Lori Beth Rodriguez (Spring 2008)

MAPPING TEJANA EPISTEMOLOGIES: CONTEMPORARY (RE)CONSTRUCTIONS OF TEJANA IDENTITY IN LITERATURE, FILM AND POPULAR CULTURE

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