CMAS to Host Big XII Faculty Fellow
Posted: October 31, 2012
The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) will host Tanya González, assistant professor in the Department of English at Kansas State University, during her time as a Big XII Faculty Fellow. Dr. González's teaching interests are American literature, Latina/o studies, and cultural studies. Her research interests are Latina/o literature and the Gothic representations of Latinas in popular culture. She has published articles on Lorna Dee Cervantes, Cherrie Moraga, Cristina García, Latina/o children's literature and the television show Ugly Betty. Dr. González is also the co-author, with Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, of a book-length project titled The Word on Ugly Betty: Latina/o Cultural Politics on Television.
The University of Texas at Austin participates in the Big XII Faculty Fellowship Program to stimulate scholarly initiatives among the universities affiliated through the Big XII Athletic Conference. The program offers faculty the opportunity to travel to member institutions to exchange ideas and pursue research. Faculty visits are ordinarily be for about two weeks, but longer or shorter visits are possible.