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Sonya M. Alemán

Sonya M. Alemán (she/her/ella) is an Associate Professor in the Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department and Mexican American Studies Program at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She is also Director of UTSA’s Women’s Studies Institute. She received her BA from St. Mary’s University, an MA from the University of Texas, Austin, and a PhD from the University of Utah. A Chicana from south Texas, she studies mainstream media repre- sentations of communities of color, alternative media content produced by communities of color, and manifestations of race, racism, and whiteness in the media. In addition, she is invested in improving the educational experiences of students of color. She draws on critical race theory and Chicana feminism to inform both her scholarship and pedagogy. She developed and teaches Texas’ first class based on the life and career of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. She served as Editor of Chicana/Latina Studies from 2017-2022. She is published in Critical Studies in Media Communication; Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies; Review of Research in Education; Race Ethnicity & Education; and International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.



El Mundo Zurdo 9

Edited by Sylvia Mendoza, Sonya M. Alemán, and Adrianna M. Santos 

Aunt Lute Books is excited to announce the publication of El Mundo Zurdo 9, the newest collection of diverse essays and poetry that offer scholarly and creative responses inspired by the life and work of Gloria Anzaldúa, selected from the 2022 meeting of The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa. 

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