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Women's Studies Institute

Women’s History Month 2017

Women’s History Month 2017

“Tree of Hope, Stand Firm” – mural by Crystal Arias

2017 Women’s Advocate of the Year

2017 Women’s Advocate of the Year

Olga H. Madrid

Women’s History Month 2017

Women’s History Month 2017

The San Antonio 4

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2017

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2017

UTSA Call to Action Day

El Mundo Zurdo 2016

El Mundo Zurdo 2016

Gloria E. Anzaldúa Conference

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2016

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2016

Poeta de Poder – Victoria Garcia Zapata

Tianguis Nepantla

Tianguis Nepantla

Roadrunner Days 2016

Roadrunner Days 2016


Faculty and Staff


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

 


Dr. Sonia Saldívar-Hull is our executive director of The Women’s Studies Institute, and Professor of English at UTSA. Dr. Saldívar-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. Saldívar-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 María Viramontes. Dr. Saldívar-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
Administrator
Carolyn.Motley@utsa.edu


 


Sonia Ivette Valencia

WSI Instructor


Sonia Ivette Valencia is pursuing a PhD in English. Her research interests include Chicana and Latina cultural production, specifically 21st century literature, theatre, and film. Her doctoral research is in dialogue with Chicana/Latina and Native American feminists, eco-criticism, animal studies, and post-humanism. Prior to engaging in doctoral studies at UTSA, Sonia earned a master's degree in English from Georgetown University and Bachelor's degrees in English and Women's Studies from University of California, Riverside. 





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.




Alexis McGee

WSI Instructor


Alexis McGee is a Ph.D. student at University of Texas at San Antonio. She received her AS in Biology at Blinn Junior College, BA in English and MA in Rhetoric and Composition at Texas State University. Her research focuses on Black Feminist Theory, African American language and literacies, Hip Hop Rhetoric and Pedagogy, and rhetorical theory at University of Texas at San Antonio. Alexis Mcgee also teaches Technical Writing, Freshman Composition, and Introduction to Women's Studies. She is the author of "Barbie Goes Abroad: Critiquing Feminism, Technology, and Stereotypes in the Narratives and Social Media Strategies of Barbie” in Racial Shorthand: Coded Discrimination Contested in Social Media and has been published in Pedagogy and Obsidian.



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