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Dr. Norma E. Cantú

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Dr. Cantú is an award-winning educator and author of numerous scholarly works and creative writings that explore cultural and literary productions of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. An internationally recognized scholar and folklorist, Dr. Cantú has written extensively on border literature, traditions such as the quinceañera celebration and matachines religious dance tradition, and a collection of testimonios by Chicanas in STEM . She has edited and co-edited ten books, and written about her experiences on the border in the 20th anniversary expanded edition of her award-winning Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood el la Frontera was published in 2015. Professor emerita of English and U.S. Latina/o Literatures at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Cantú currently serves as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Endowed Professor in Humanities at Trinity University. 

Dr. Norma E. Cantú