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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, Recovered Mexican-American writing, U.S. & Chicana/o literary history
Selected Publications, Presentations, and Professional Activities
  • "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.
  • "New 'Historical and Geographic Horizons' for Chicana/o Literature: Marissa K. López's Chicano Nations and Chicana/o Literary History." Review of Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature by Marissa K. López. Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, vol. 12, no. 2, 2013.
  • "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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