Annette Portillo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Professional Info:
Phone: (210) 458-4374
Fax: (210) 458-5366
Office: MB 2.478


Native American Literature and Culture, Native American Feminism, Women Writers of Color.



Annette Portillo received her Ph.D. in English from Cornell University with an emphasis in Native American Literature. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on life stories, testimonios and autobiographies by women of color. Her teaching interests include: Native American Literature and History, Native American Feminism, Women Writers of Color, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, Chicana/o Literature and Composition.


Oxford Handbook

Recent Courses


  • Topics in Native American Literature: Theory & Practice
  • Native American Literature
  • Native American Identities in a Comparative Context
  • Native American Environmentalism
  • Topics in Multicultural Literature
  • Outlaw Genres: U.S. ‘Third World’ Women’s Autobiography


  • Seminar: Issues in Culture: Feminist Writers of Color
  • Introduction to English Graduate Studies

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