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Latina/o Studies

Vanessa Fonseca

Dr. Vanessa Fonseca

Assistant Professor Latina/o Studies &  Assistant Professor with English

Department of English


Ph.D. in Spanish Cultural Studies. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ

M.A. in Hispanic Southwest Studies. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM

B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Business Management. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.



New Mexican Literature                                                                  Picaresque

Colonial/Postcolonial Chicana/o Literature                                       Contemporary Legacies of Colonial Relationships in Chicana/o Literature & Cultural Production

Southwest Regional Literature                                                         International Perspectives on Chicana/o Literature



Mexican American Literature: Chicana/o Autobiography (taught in Spanish)

Chicana Perspectives: Mexican American Women Writers


Links of Dr. Fonseca's Work

Fonseca and Heritage Language:


UW English Department Newsletter 2013

Fonseca discusses her work on PBS Arizona:

Fonseca receives the 2013 NACCS Antonia I. Castañeda Award:

Fonseca in Arizona State University News:


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