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EMILY A LEDERMAN

EMILY A LEDERMAN

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Biography

Emily Lederman is a doctoral student in English. Her areas of focus include women and gender studies, queer theory, and contemporary American ethnic literatures. She is writing a dissertation on representations of archives in contemporary American Indian and Mexican American fiction. Emily received her MA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. Prior to graduate school, she worked in secondary public schools and at an education nonprofit, and she continues to pursue her interest in education reform. Emily has taught undergraduate courses in Rhetoric & Writing, including a course she designed called the Rhetoric of Eating. Currently, she is teaching a literature course on banned books. She has also served as an Editor-in-Chief ofThe Ethnic and Third World Review of Books

Publications

Review of Our Schools Suck: Students Talk Back to a Segregated Nation on the Failures of Urban Education (2009), edited by Gaston Alonso, Noel S. Anderson, Celina Su, & Jeanne Theoharis. E3W Review of Books 12 (Spring 2012).

Review of It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower (2010), by Michaela Wrong. E3W Review of Books 11 (Spring 2011).

Conference Presentations

"Seductive Patriarchy and Changing Desires in Denise Chávez’s Loving Pedro Infante (2001)," 47th Annual Western Literature Association Conference. Lubbock, TX. 2012.

"Claiming Cultural Leadership: Public Education Crises and Nuyorican Voices in Ernesto Quiñonez’s Bodega Dreams (2000)." 8th Annual Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature: "Reflections: Identity After Crisis." University of Texas at Austin. 2011.

 

 

Interests

Queer and Gender Studies, Contemporary American Ethnic Literatures, Native Studies, Archival Studies, Theories of Race and Ethnicity

Conference Presentations

"Seductive Patriarchy and Changing Desires in Denise Chávez’s Loving Pedro Infante (2001)," 47th Annual Western Literature Association Conference. Lubbock, TX. 2012.

"Claiming Cultural Leadership: Public Education Crises and Nuyorican Voices in Ernesto Quiñonez’s Bodega Dreams (2000)." 8th Annual Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature: "Reflections: Identity After Crisis." University of Texas at Austin. 2011.