Norma E. Cantú

U.S. Latino/a Literature                                      -                               Puerto Rican Literature in the United States


Norma E. Cantú, Professor of English, received her B.S. from Texas A & I University, her M.S. from Texas A & I University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  She has taught at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Laredo State University, and at Texas A & M International University, before coming to UTSA.  Dr. Cantú’s teaching and research interests include Chicano/a literature, U.S. Latina/o literature, creative writing, border studies, women’s studies, and folklore.  She has been an Acting Director for the Center for Chicano Studies, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Senior Arts Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts, Folk, and Traditional Arts Program, as well as Interim Dean of the School of Education and Arts and Sciences and Chairperson of the Division of Arts and Sciences at Texas A & M International University.  She has received many honors including an Award of Merit from the Association of Women in Communications, San Antonio; the Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Arts and Science, University of Nebraska; a Fulbright-Hays Post doctoral Research Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Chicano Dissertation Completion Grant; and a Fulbright-Hays Research Fellowship to Spain.  She has two books in press: Soldiers of the Cross:  Los Matachines de la Santa Cruz at Texas A & M University Press, and Entre Malinche y Guadalupe:  Tejanas in Literature and Art at the University of Texas Press.  Chicana Traditions, co-edited with Olga Najera Ramirez, and Canícula:  Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera have received publication awards.  In addition, she has published articles in such journals as Southern Folklore and in a number of anthologies, as well as a lengthy list of poems, short stories, book reviews, and essays.


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