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Margarita Pignataro

Visiting Professor for the Department of English

Hoyt 237/Ross 118, mpignata@uwyo.edu

Biography

Margarita Pignataro joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2016. She teaches courses in Latina/o Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies, Chicano Folklore and Mexican American Literature, and Latina/o Theatre and Film. Her research interests include graphic novels, Mujerista theology and U.S. Latino/Chicano/Afro-Caribbean philosophy. She is currently working on two projects, the first dealing with Latina/o Chicana/o Queertopia reflected in literary works, and the second focusing on Cuban and Chilean communities and theater.  

Education

Ph.D., US Latino/Chicano Literature and Spanish, Arizona State University

M.A., Spanish Literature and Culture; US Latino Literature, Arizona State University

B.A., Spanish, Florida State University

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Chicano Folklore

Introduction to Latina/o Studies

Mexican American Literature

Perspectives in Chicana History

U.S. Latino Film and Theater

Selected Publications/Awards

“Juventino Aranda and Chican@futurism.” Artist Interview.  Forthcoming in Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film and Popular Culture. Eds. Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson and B.V. Olgún. Washington: U of Washington P, 2017.

 “U.S. Latino Religion: Virgin of Guadalupe Adoration and the Concept of the Guadalupe Image in Cherríe Moraga’s Theatrical Works.” Border-Lines: Journal of the Latino Research Center at University of Nevada, Reno IV (2010): 95-118.

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