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Alicia Contreras



  • Ph.D., English, University of California, Riverside. June, 2015.
  • M.A., English, University of California, Riverside. June, 2010.
  • B.A., American Literature/Culture and Chicana/Chicano Studies, Summa Cum Laude, University of California, Los Angeles. June, 2008.

Teaching and Research Interests

First-year writing, "Writing about writing" in first-year composition, Recovered Mexican-American writing, U.S. & Chicana/o literary history

Selected Publications, Presentations, and Professional Activities

  • "María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, 'White Slaves,' and Mexican Representation in the American Realist Chronology," American Literary Realism. Forthcoming (Spring 2021).

  • "María Amparo Ruiz de Burton." Oxford Bibliographies in American Literature. 2019.

  • "'I'll Publish Your Cowardice All Over California': María Amparo Ruiz de Burton's The Squatter and the Don in the Age of Howells." American Literary Realism, vol. 49, no. 3, 2017, pp. 210-225.

  • "A Julia de Burgos." By Julia de Burgos. Translation. The New Anthology of American Poetry: Postmodernisms 1950-Present, edited by Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, and Thomas Travisano, Rutgers University Press, 2012.


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