Ricardo F. Vivancos-Pérez
RICARDO F. VIVANCOS-PÉREZ (he/they) is Associate Professor at George Mason University in Northern Virginia and specializes in the cultural production of Hispanics and Latinxs in the United States. Vivancos-Pérez is the author of the book Radical Chicana Poetics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and the editor of the special dossier “Transdisciplinary Approaches to Gloria Anzaldúa’s Thought” in the peer-reviewed journal Cuadernos de ALDEEU (2019). Their publications also include articles on social movements in Spain and Latin America, on exile and displacement in Hispanic literatures, on masculinities in transatlantic Hispanic Studies, and on the relationship between cultural production, human rights, and feminist activism.
By Gloria Anzaldúa
Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa’s experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands/La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a “border” is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. Drawing heavily on archival research and a comprehensive literature review, this critical edition elucidates Anzaldúa’s complex composition process and its centrality in the development of her philosophy and contextualizes the book within her theories and writings before and after its 1987 publication. Edited by Ricardo F. Vivancos-Pérez and Norma Cantú, with an afterword by AnaLouise Keating.