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Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD
Associate Professor, Modern Languages / Women Studies
Director of the Latin American Studies Program, Seattle University






Honors & Awards





Conference Papers and Other Academic Presentations


  • “La Evolución temática contemporanea en la literature femenina chilena” RMMLA, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October, 2007.
  • “A Played Card: Chicanas in Academia,” Cultural Studies Conference, Portland Oregon, April 2007.
  • “Chicano Authors and Linguistic Exile,” NAAAS (National Association of African-American Studies and Affiliates, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February, 2007.
  • “Cuerpos Cabales: Embodiment in Helena María Viramontes’ Oeuvre,” RMMLA, Tucson, Arizona, October, 2006.
  • “Spirituality in Chicana Literature,” Invited presenting scholar at the Latino Research Center and American Ethnic Studies, at Washington State Univesity, Pullman, Oct. 28, 2005.
  • “A Popular Culture Exchange in Sandra Cisneros’ Caramelo,” at RMMLA, Coeur D’Arlene, October, 2005.
  • “Chilean Authors in the New Millennium,” University Women’s Club, Seattle, Oct. 2005.
  • “The Tongue of Betrayal: Myths and Stereotypes of US Latinos” Keynote speaker at the Ninth Circuit Pretrial Services Conference, Sept. 17th and 18th, 2005. Seattle, Washington.
  • “Capirotada: A renewed Chicana Spirituality” at Latina Letters, San Antonio, July 14-17, 2005.
  • Keynote Speaker for Cabrillo College’s Senior Day Conference, April 19, 2005.
  • Keynote Speaker, Santa Clara University Writers’ Advancement Via Individual Determination Conference, Mach 22, 2005
  • Keynote Speaker,CSUMB Advancement Via Individual Determination Conference, March 18, 2005
  • “The Seattle Opera: Magical Realism and García Marquez” at Seattle University, March 15, 2005.
  • “A MENA Tribute: The Representation of the Indian in María Cristina Mena’s Literature.” The Recovery Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico, November, 2004.
  • “Nafteando: Sandra Cisneros and her trade of the free Word,” RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association), Denver, Colorado. October, 2004.
  • “Chicana Literature through the eyes of Caramelo” University Women’s Club, Seattle, Oct. 2004.
  • MALCS, Panel coordinator and chair, presenter, organizer of the MALCS Summer Institute, Seattle Wa. University of Washington. Presented: Spirituality in Chicana Literature, August 7, 2004.
  • The Globalization Conference, Seattle University. “Cultural Icons in the Literature of Sandra Cisneros.” Seattle University, May, 2004.
  • Keynote Speaker. “The Volunteers of America Annual Luncheon,” The Downtown Hilton, Seattle, Wa. May 9, 2004
  • Wismer Work in Progress Presentation: “Chicana Spirituality Through Literature” March, 2004.
  • “Sandra Cisneros, Norma Cantú, Ana Castillo and the Disappearance of the Literary Border Between the US and Mexico.”MELUS (Society of Multiethnic Literatures of the United States) Conference, San Antonio, March, 2004.
  • “Sandra Cisneros in Perspective: A Bad Night at Benaroya,” Seattle University, Wismer Center, November, 2003.
  • “One Hundred Years of Solitude and Fame: García Márquez in the US.” University Women’s Club, Seattle, Nov. 2003.
  • “El Día de los Muertos and Spiritual Exchanges” with Jeanette Rodríguez at the Seattle Center, Nov. 2003.
  • “Multifaceted Identities and New Subjectivities: Photographic Dissonance in the Work of Norma Cantú,” MALCS Summer Institute and Conference, August 2003.
  • “Chicanas and Education,” ELLA Conference, Seattle University, May 2003
  • “Chicana Literature and Emerging Subjectivities,” Women’s Studies Program, Cabrillo College, May 2003.
  • “Crayola Dialectics and Chicana Authors”, LATCRIT Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2003
  • “The Quinceañera, coming of age or something more…” Seattle City Schools, April 2003
  • Latina Leadership Network Conference, Keynote Speaker, San Diego, CA. March 19-20, 2003
  • Western Law Teachers of Color Conference, Keynote Speaker, Edgewater Inn, Seattle, WA. March 21, 2003
  • “Emerging Subjectivities in Chicana Literature: Madres, Comadres, Madrinas, Quinceañeras y Criadas” at the Race, Space, and Place: Living in America Conference, Seattle University, Nov. 2002
  • “The Languages of Emotional Injury,” Seattle University, April, 2002
  • “Altared States: The Evolution of Mexican/Chicano Icons in the American Southwest, 1950-2000,” CSU, Monterey Bay, Monterey, California, November, 2001
  • “Identidad y disonancia en Carmen la Coja or is it Peel my Love Like an Onion by Ana Castillo,” Rocky Mountain Literary Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada, October 2001
Prior to coming to 2000:
  • “Altars, a Repossession of the Land in the American Southwest?” Seattle University, 1999.
  • “In Celebration of José Antonio Burciaga,” Stanford University, May 1997
  • Presentations on Denise Chavez, Alejandro Morales, Norma Cantú, Demetria Martínez, José Antonio Burciaga, Alejandro Morales, Helena María Viramontes, Cherrie Moraga as a Stanford University Chicana Fellow 1996-1997.
  • “Alejandro Morales: Brick Layering of Female Subjects,” National Association of Chicano and Chicano Studies, March 1996.