MemberLorena Gauthereau

I am a Chicana literary studies scholar who works at Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage (Recovery) at the University of Houston (UH). I received my Ph.D. in English, with a focus on Chicanx literature at Rice University. Currently, I am the Digital Programs Manager for the Mellon-supported US Latina/o Digital Humanities program. I teach interdisciplinary courses through the Center for Mexican American Studies.

MemberMarci McMahon

Marci R. McMahon is Associate Professor in the Literatures and Cultural Studies Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), with affiliations in the Gender and Women’s Studies program and Mexican American Studies program. She previously served as the Interim Director of the Mexican American Studies Program and Center at the University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), a bicultural and biliterate university along the US-Mexico border in South Texas and one of the largest Hispanic Serving Institutions in the nation. Her publications appear inThe Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlán, 3rdEdition; Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano StudiesChicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCSFrontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies;Journal of Equity & Excellence in Education; and Text & Performance Quarterly.She is the author of Domestic Negotiations: Gender, Nation, and Self-Fashioning in US Mexicana and Chicana Literature and Art(Rutgers University Press, 2013), the first interdisciplinary study to explore how US Mexicana and Chicana authors and artists across different historical periods and regions use domestic space to engage with recurring debates about race, gender, and immigration. Her second book Sounding Cultural Citizenship: Latinx Dramaturgy in Times of Crises extends this focus on performance, gender, and immigration, to explore critical moments in US history when citizenship has been redefined by Latinx communities and has been in crisis; the book argues that citizenship is performed through sound, with aurality and listening as vital to performances of citizenship.

MemberMagdalena A. Altamirano

Magdalena Altamirano received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from El Colegio de México (2002). She is Associate Professor of Spanish at San Diego State University, Imperial Valley. Dr. Altamirano’s primary areas of expertise are Spanish medieval and early modern literatures and cultures. She has studied topics related to book history and manuscript studies, interaction of popular and learned cultures, material culture, Miguel de Cervantes’s works, practices of reading and writing, poetry, and transatlantic studies –the Iberian Peninsula and colonial Mexico. Dr. Altamirano’s secondary area of expertise is the modern Mexican ballad (corrido). In addition to many peer-review articles and book chapters, Dr. Altamirano is the author of Cervantes y Avellaneda. La poesía interpolada: el romancero [Cervantes and Avellaneda. Interpolated Poetry: Ballads] (Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2020). She is currently pursuing two research projects: 1) the examination of practices of reading and writing in the early modern world, as shown in Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote; 2) the cataloguing and analysis of Mexican ballads printed on broadsheets, from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

MemberVicente Lledó-Guillem

My main areas of research are the history of Spanish and Catalan languages from a political, cultural, and ideological point of view. I focus on how language relates to issues such as identity, nation, and power in the past and in the present, especially in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. I am interested in how cultural and intellectual history has had an influence on language ideology. Moreover, because of my political, cultural, and ideological approach to the history of language, I have also analyzed literary texts and have published on Medieval and Early Modern Catalan and Spanish Literature. My first book, Literatura o imperio: la construcción de las lenguas castellana y catalana en la España renacentista was published by Juan de la Cuesta—Hispanic Monographs in 2008. My second book, The Making of Catalan Linguistic Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Times, Palgrave Macmillan, will be published in February 2018: I have also published in several journals including La Corónica, Neophilologus, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Research Journal, Hispanófila, Romanistisches Jahrbuch, Calíope, eHumanista and Crítica Hispánica.