Sonia Saldivar-Hull, Ph.D.
Brackenridge Endowed Chair in Literature and the Humanities

Professional Info: Curriculum Vitae
Phone: (210) 458-4374
Fax: (210) 458-6279
Office: MS 3.01.08


Chicana/o literature, Latina/o literature, feminist theory and literature, American novel, borderland studies.


Sonia Saldívar-Hull received her PhD in English from the University of Texas, Austin. She is a Professor of English and the founding Executive Director of the Women's Studies Institute at University of Texas, San Antonio. She came to the University of Texas at San Antonio as an Associate Professor in 2001 after 11 years at the University of California, Los Angeles. Feminism on the Border: Chicana Politics and Literature, her book on Chicana feminist theory and cultural studies was published bythe University of California Pressin 2000. She has published numerous book chapters, articles and introductory essays on Chicana literature, feminism, and the cultural intersections of borderland studies, including the Critical Introduction to the 2nd Edition of Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/la frontera.

She was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award for Literary and Cultural Criticism by the Western Literature Association in 2003. She has been the co-editor of the Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations book series with Duke University Press since 1997. She was elected to the Executive Council of the American Studies Association. Professor Saldívar-Hull also serves on the National Advisory Board forChicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambios Social, and was an Associate Editor for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2000 to 2003.



Recent Courses


  • Topics in Mexican American Literature
  • American Literature 1945 to the present
  • Feminist Theories


  • Latina/o Literature
  • Literary Representations of Feminist Identity: Chicana Feminism
  • Latina/o Studies: Feminism in the Latin(a) Americas

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