Theresa Delgadillo, PhD
Associate Professor of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University
2016 Roundtable on Latina Feminism
“Autohistoria: Gathering Life Stories of Latinas in the Midwest”
Delgadillo will discuss her recently published book Latina Lives in Milwaukee (University of Illinois Press, 2015), which examines women’s everyday leadership experiences in religion, education, business, politics, and family, including women’s struggles with exclusion based on ethnicity, race, gender, and sexual orientation. This new research examines Latina/o life in one Midwestern city over the past 100 years through the life stories of Latinas from three different generations, multiple occupations, and varied ethnic backgrounds including Mexican, Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, and Salvadoran American women.
Theresa Degadillo’s latest book: Latina Lives in Milwaukee
Theresa Delgadillo is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University in Columbus where she teaches Comparative Ethnic and American Studies, especially Latin@ Studies. She is also affiliated faculty in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her book Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative was published in 2011 by Duke University Press. Delgadillo has published articles in Aztlán, American Literary History, Revista de la Universidad de México, Midwest Miscellany, Modern Fiction Studies, Latino Studies Journal and Studies in American Indian Literatures as well as several chapters in edited volumes. She conducts research and teaches on religion in Latin@ texts and contexts, Latin@s in the Midwest and Afro-Latinidad.