English Professor Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez from Arizona State University -- where she teaches courses on Chicana/o and indigenous literature -- is the guest speaker at an event this week. Her address is entitled "Chicana Body Politics in the Work of Cherríe Moraga."
Her research focuses on place studies, Chicana feminism, and layered colonial relationships in Chicana/o literature and cultural production. She serves as the membership coordinator for Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) and is the co-director of the Following the Manito Trail project, which looks at the Hispanic New Mexican, or Manito, diaspora from the mid-1800's to the present.
Her co-edited book, "Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays," was published by the Ohio State Press in 2017.