Conference Papers and Other
- “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,
- “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,
- 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,
- “Nafteando: Sandra Cisneros and her trade of the free Word,” RMMLA
(Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association), Denver, Colorado. October,
- “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,
- “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
Prior to coming to 2000:
- “Altared States: The Evolution of Mexican/Chicano Icons in the
American Southwest, 1950-2000,” CSU, Monterey Bay, Monterey, California,
- “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
- “Altars, a Repossession of the Land in the American Southwest?”
Seattle University, 1999.
- “In Celebration of José Antonio Burciaga,” Stanford University, May
- 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
- “Alejandro Morales: Brick Layering of Female Subjects,” National
Association of Chicano and Chicano Studies, March 1996.