Maria C. Gonzalez

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Associate Professor and
Director of Upper Division Studies

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María C. González is a leading authority on Mexican-American literature, Chicana writers, feminist and queer theory, sexuality, and pedagogy. The author of Contemporary Mexican American Women Novelists: Toward a Feminist Identity , she is currently completing a book-length manuscript on the influence of Chicana lesbian writers and queer theory in Chicana/o literary studies. A past president of the National Women's Studies Association and past officer of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, she has served on the editorial boards of the NWSA Journal and The Journal of Lesbian Studies. She has been a college repesentative on the university Faculty Senate and Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department. She was named Outstanding Professor by the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta.


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • M.A., Our Lady of the Lake
  • B.A., Our Lady of the Lake

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Research Interests

Mexican-American Literature, Chicana Writers, Feminist and Queer Theory

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Selected Publications


Contemporary Mexican-American Women Novelists: A Feminist Identity Peter Lang 1996, Second Edition 1998

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