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Dr.  Marie Keta Miranda

Professor Emerita
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Dr. Marie "Keta" Miranda is an associate professor in Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She received her Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Miranda, a cultural ethnographer, has published several studies related to contemporary Chicana gang members in California; 60s Chicana youth in the context of a post-war economy, civil rights, Catholicism, and the "Mod" subculture; and conjunto dance and organization in South Texas. Her publications include the book, Homegirls in the Public Sphere (2003, the University of Texas Press); "The East Side Revue, 40 Hits by East Los Angeles" Most Popular Groups: The Boys in the Band and the Girls Who Were Their Fans, in Beyond the Frame: Women of Color and Visual Representation (2005, Palgrave Press); and "Dancing to Whittier Boulevard": Choreographing Social Identity, in Dancing across Borders: Danzas y Bailes Mexicanos (2009, University of Illinois Press).

Dr. Miranda is currently serving as the Chair of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) - an organization of Chicanas/Latinas and Native American women working in academia and in community settings with a common goal: to work toward the support, education and dissemination of Chicana/Latina and Native American women's issues.