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Thinking of Gloria Anzaldúa on her birthday

Today is Gloria Anzaldúa's birthday. Born September 26, 1942, we remember this Chicana-tejana-lesbian-feminist poet, theorist, and fiction writer from South Texas.

Anzaldúa passed away in 2004 and was honored around the world for shedding visionary light on the Chicana experience by receiving the National Association For Chicano Studies Scholar Award in 2005. Gloria was also posthumously awarded her doctoral degree in literature from the University of California Santa Cruz. A number of scholarships and book awards, including the Anzaldúa Scholar Activist Award and the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, are awarded in her name every year.

Free Resource Guide for the Critical Edition!

We're honoring Gloria Anzaldúa's birthday with the release of our next Resource Guide!

The critical edition of Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, written by Gloria Anzaldúa, edited by Ricardo F. Vivancos-Pérez and Norma Cantú, and featuring an afterword by scholar AnaLouise Keating. This conclusive exploration into the iconic text that changed the course of Chicanx, queer, and feminist theory breathes new life into the themes still present in today’s political and social climate. At the same time this book offers insight into the construction of Anzaldúa’s philosophies.

We hope our free Resource Guide will be helpful for folks hoping to teach this text, or simply learn more about it. Download it now!


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