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Fri, August 23, 2019

Women's Studies Institute

Women’s History Month 2018

Women’s History Month 2018

Women’s History Month 2018

Women’s History Month 2018

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Women’s Studies Institute

Women’s Studies Institute

Women’s Studies Institute

Women’s Studies Institute


Faculty and Staff


Dr. Sonia Saldivar-Hull
Executive Director
Sonia.Saldivarhull@utsa.edu


Dr. Sonia Saldivar-Hull is our executive director of The Women's Studies Institute, and Professor of English at UTSA. Dr. Saldivar-Hull published Feminism on the Border: Chicana Gender Politics and Literature, and she's the co-editor of El Mundo Xurdo 2 and 3 published by the top feminist press Aunt Lute. She also has published many powerful essays such as the "Critical Introduction" to the second edition of Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Dr. Saldi­var-Hull is from El Rio Grande Valley, Tejas, and she's a mera mera in the Chicana/o Studies field. She has dedicated her academic life highlighting the previously silenced artistry of Chicana authors, such as her feminist inspirations Sandra Cisneros and Helena Mara Viramontes. Dr. Saldi­var-Hull is best known for her mentorship and dedication to her students. Many of her students are currently in tenure or tenure-track teaching positions across the country, and continues to inspire future generations of underrepresented students in higher education.



Carolyn Motley
Senior Administrative Associate
Carolyn.Motley@utsa.edu




Megan Elizabeth Nieto

WSI Instructor


Megan Elizabeth Nieto is a PhD candidate studying English at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research interests include multiethnic literature, film, and performance; transnational feminisms; and reproductive health. She has taught a variety of English courses, including rhetoric and composition classes, surveys of American literature, and literary criticism and analysis, as well as English as a Second Language. She is currently teaching Introduction to Women's Studies and Feminism and Globalization. She earned her master's degree from Texas A&M International University and was a recipient of the Louise and Michael Beldon Doctoral Scholarship. She recently attended the Decolonizing Knowledge and Power summer school in Barcelona.


Dr. Susana N. Ramirez

WSI Instructor


Dr. Susana N. Ramírez is a nepantlera visionary, scholar, educator, and promotora-researcher of Indigenous ways. She is a first-generation Chicana college student who recently earned her Ph.D. in English (2016) and teaches Women and Gender Studies courses at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Ramírez’s research broadly speaking, examines feminists and queer people of color who use transnational and decolonial spiritual activisms as a means of personal, social, and environmental transformation. She calls these complex, fluid, porous, changeable, and multidimensional personal (local) and collective (global) strategies, nepantlerX cosmologies. Dr. Ramírez published “Recovering Gloria Anzaldúa’s Sci-Fi Roots: Nepantler@ Visions in the Unpublished and Published Speculative Precursors to Borderlands,” as part of a refereed journal and anthology on Latinx speculative literature, film, and popular culture. She also has a refereed chapter in El Mundo Zurdo 6, an anthology by feminist publisher Aunt Lute Books of revised conference proceedings from the 2017 International Conference on the Life and Work of Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Dr. Ramírez calls south Los Angeles, San Antonio, Tejas, and México her homes, and currently lives with her five pets and partner. 


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