Gender and Sexuality Studies - Faculty Details


Dr. Carolina Alonso

Dr. Carolina Alonso
Assistant Professor of Borders & Languages, Sociology & Human Services, and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. Latina/o Literature
  • Chicana/o Studies
  • Women’s and Gender studies
  • Spanish for Second Language Learners 
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Education

  • Ph.D., Spanish, with subspecialties in US Latino and Latin American Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Houston, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Houston, 2014
  • M.A., Spanish Latin American Literature, University of Texas-Pan American, 2009
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Texas-Pan American, 2007

Contact:

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About Dr. Carolina Alonso

Dr. Carolina Alonso is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Fort Lewis College. Dr. Alonso’s research interests include US Latinx Literature, Latin American Literature, gender and sexuality studies, and queer theory. She is currently working on a book manuscript about exiles in Chicanx Queer Literature. She has published the following articles:
 
Upcoming. “The Coming-of-Age Experience in Chicanx Queer Novels.” Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chican@/Latin@ Young Adult Fiction, edited by Trevor Boffone and Cristina Herrera, University Press of Mississippi, 2019.

Upcoming. “Teaching Queer Chicana Writers through Historical Research, Online Blogs and Podcasts.” Options for Teaching Series: Teaching the Narrative of Mexicana and Chicana Writers, edited by Elizabeth Martínez, The Modern Language Association of America, 2019.

"Abriendo caminos con las huellas del pasado: El Proyecto de Recuperación de la Herencia Literaria Hispana de los Estados Unidos." Plaza: Dialogues in Language and Literature [Online], 2.2 (2012): 105-112. 
 https://journals.tdl.org/plaza/index.php/plaza/article/view/6349/pdf_432
 
To read more about Dr. Alonso’s research, conference presentations, pedagogy, editorial and translation experience as well as her service and activism, visit her website: carolina-alonso.com

In the news

Five faculty members traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, to experience firsthand what life is like among the "migrant caravan" seeking refuge in the United States, a trip that affected them all professionally and personally. [3/20/19]