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Catrióna Rueda Esquibel

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Associate Professor

Office Hours:

Tuesdays 11:00am - 1:00pm



Office Phone:

(415) 338-6771


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Research Projects:

Online Database of Chicana Lesbian Fiction

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With Her Machete in Her Hand: Reading Chicana Lesbians
. University of Texas (2006)

Journal Articles

“Memories of Girlhood: Chicana Lesbian Fictions,” SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 23.3, Spring, 1998, 644-681.

Book Chapters
“Aztec Princess Still at Large,” Beyond the Frame: Photographic  Representations and Women of Color. Angela Y. Davis and Neferti Tadiar, eds. New York: Palgrave. (2005) 197-206.
“Shameless Histories: Chicana Lesbian Fictions Talking Race/Talking Sex.” Tortilleras: Hispanic and Latina Lesbian Expression. Lourdes Torres and Inmaculada Pertusa-Seva, eds. Philadelphia: Temple University Press (2003), 258-275.
“Velvet Malinche.” Velvet Barrios: Popular Culture and Chicana/o Sexualities. Alicia Gaspar de Alba, ed. New York: Palgrave/St. Martins (2003), 295-307.
“Memories of Girlhood: Chicana Lesbian Fictions,” Chicano/Latino Homoerotic Identities David William Foster, ed. Garland Publications, 1999.
 “‘A Duel of Wits and the Lesbian Romance Novel’ or ‘Verbal Intercourse in Fictional Regency England.’” New Perspectives on Women and Comedy. Regina Barreca, ed. New York: Gordon and Breach, 1992, 123-33.

Encyclopedia Entries
Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González, General Editors. Oxford University Press. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

  • Entry on Sexuality, co-authored with Luz Calvo.
  • Entry on “Alabados,” co-authored with Joseph Alfonso Esquibel.
  • Entry on “Lotería.”
  • Entry on Emma Pérez.

Professional Associations :

 Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social

 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies



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