Congratulations to MALCS chair Adriana Ayala on the recent completion of her dissertation in history at UT Austin! Adriana’s diss was titled “Negotiating Race Relations Through Activism: Women Activists and Women’s Organizations in San Antonio, Texas During the 1920s.” She is currently the chair of liberal studies at the National Hispanic University in San Jose, California. Congrats, Dra. Ayala!
Congrats también to Anna Sandoval at California State University, Long Beach, and ex-oficio chair Josie Mendez-Negrete at UT San Antonio. Both MALCSistas recently gained tenure, and can take a big sigh of relief….for about five seconds, probably. Anna is associate professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at CSULB, and Josie is Associate Professor of Bilingual – Bicultural Studies at UTSA. Josie is also pleased to announce the re-release of her novel Las Hijas de Juan by Duke University Press as part of the Latina America Otherwise series (edited by Sonia Saldivar-Hull, Walter Mignolo, and Irene Silverblatt). The new edition is beautifully produced, in a manner suited to this painfully beautiful memoir, which Norma L. Cardenas describes as a “childhood story of courage and resistance to patriarchy too frightening to be imagined and too hurtful to be forgotten.”