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Dr.  Josephine Mendez-Negrete

Professor Emerita
Bicultural-Bilingual Studies



Josephine MÉNDEZ-NEGRETE, associate professor in Mexican American studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, received her PhD at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Duke University Press published Las Hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed as a revised edition in 2006. Her current manuscript A Life on Hold: La Historia de Tito, a testimonio of schizophrenia in the context of lived experience, documents her eldest son’s and her family's struggles with the illness. She has published in Frontiers: Journal of Women Studies and Journal of Latinos and Education. In addition to serving as Lead Editor for Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Méndez-Negrete continues to explore Afromexicanidad through a play about Maria del Carmen Peregrino Alvarez, Toña La Negra, which she developed as a two- or one-woman show. As a community activist, Méndez-Negrete has a history of activism in organizations that promote the welfare of women and children.