Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa: Pedagogy and Practice for Our Classrooms and Communities (Hardcover)

Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa: Pedagogy and Practice for Our Classrooms and Communities By Margaret Cantú-Sánchez (Editor), Candace de León-Zepeda (Editor), Norma Elia Cantú (Editor) Cover Image
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Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa—theorist, Chicana, feminist—famously called on scholars to do work that matters. This pronouncement was a rallying call, inspiring scholars across disciplines to become scholar-activists and to channel their intellectual energy and labor toward the betterment of society. Scholars and activists alike have encountered and expanded on these pathbreaking theories and concepts first introduced by Anzaldúa in Borderlands/La frontera and other texts.

Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa is a pragmatic and inspiring offering of how to apply Anzaldúa’s ideas to the classroom and in the community rather than simply discussing them as theory. The book gathers nineteen essays by scholars, activists, teachers, and professors who share how their first-hand use of Anzaldúa’s theories in their classrooms and community environments.

The collection is divided into three main parts, according to the ways the text has been used: “Curriculum Design,” “Pedagogy and Praxis,” and “Decolonizing Pedagogies.” As a pedagogical text, Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa also offers practical advice in the form of lesson plans, activities, and other suggested resources for the classroom. This volume offers practical and inspiring ways to deploy Anzaldúa’s transformative theories with real and meaningful action.

Carolina E. Alonso
Cordelia Barrera
Christina Bleyer
Altheria Caldera
Norma E. Cantú
Margaret Cantú-Sánchez
Freyca Calderon-Berumen
Stephanie Cariaga
Dylan Marie Colvin
Candace de León-Zepeda
Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto
Alma Itzé Flores
Christine Garcia
Patricia M. García
Patricia Pedroza González
María del Socorro Gutiérrez-Magallanes
Leandra H. Hernández
Nina Hoechtl
Rían Lozano
Socorro Morales
Anthony Nuño
Karla O’Donald
Christina Puntasecca
Dagoberto Eli Ramirez
José L. Saldívar
Tanya J. Gaxiola Serrano
Verónica Solís
Alexander V. Stehn
Carlos A. Tarin
Sarah De Los Santos Upton
Carla Wilson
Kelli Zaytoun

About the Author

Margaret Cantú-Sánchez is an instructor of English at St. Mary’s University, where she teaches Latinx theory and literature. Her research emphasizes the identity conflict that Anglocentric institutions of learning impose on Latinx students. As an instructor at a Hispanic-serving institution, she strives to include multicultural texts in all courses.

Candace de León-Zepeda is an associate professor of English at Our Lady of the Lake University. Her research explores how Hispanic-serving institutions can better serve their population of Latinx students by supporting culturally relevant pedagogies, programming, and curriculum.

Norma E. Cantú is a scholar-activist who currently serves as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University. She is founder and director of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa. She has published fiction, poetry, and personal essays in a number of venues.

Praise For…

“Brilliantly weaving [Anzaldúa’s] writings and theories into their curriculum and pedagogies, the authors in this volume demonstrate practical yet innovative ways to transform the classroom experience through Anzaldúan approaches that critique and resist oppressive hegemonies within Western education systems. This is an inspiring and necessary collection for higher education and K–12 educators who have ever wondered, How do I teach Anzaldúa?”—Larissa M. Mercado-López, co-editor of (Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape: New Works and New Directions

“This is a brilliant collection of scholars who ‘do work that matters’ in the classroom and offer us ways to engage in Anzaldúan pedagogical praxis.”—Dolores Delgado Bernal, co-author of Transforming Educational Pathways for Chicana/o Students: A Critical Race Feminista Praxis

Product Details
ISBN: 9780816541904
ISBN-10: 0816541906
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: September 29th, 2020
Pages: 360
Language: English