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Dr. Aïda Valenzuela
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Goldsmith 122, (517) 265-5161, ext. 4288

Ph.D., Purdue University

Specialist in
20th century Latin American literature, Chicana/o literature, U.S. Latina/o literature

"Lucha Corpi: Mystery, Evolution the nth Generation in Chicana/o Identity via the Gloria Domasco Detective Series." Divergencias 9.1 (2011): 12-20

Presentations: "The Mystery of Chicana/o Identity in Corpi's Gloria Domasco Detective Series," National Association of Chicana and Chicano Cholars, April 2011.

"Shaking up the Chicana/o Literary Canon: The nth Generation in Terri de la Peña's Faults," National Association of Chicana and Chicano Scholars, March 2010.

"La paradoja satírica de la opresión social y racial," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2008.

"Spanish Language Fluency and its Impact on Chicano Identity," Semiotic Society of America, September 2006.

Other interests:

Research: Feminist/Gender Studies, LGBTQIA Studies, Borderland Studies, Bilingualism.

Other: Dancing, hiking, swimming, racquetball and indoor rock climbing.

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