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Norma E. Cantú

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.