Melina Vizcaíno-Alemán

Melina Vizcaino-Aleman

Associate Professor

American Literary Studies

Director of American Literary Studies

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Office Location: Humanities 353


Melina Vizcaíno-Alemán received her PhD in American Studies in 2010 from the University of New Mexico with concentrations in race, class and ethnicity, and the cultural and literary history of the Southwest and Chicana studies. Her book, Gender and Place in Chicana/o Literature: Critical Regionalism and the Mexican American Southwest, was published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan as part of the Literatures of the Americas Series. She has published other work in the journals of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studiessouth: a literary journal (formerly Southern Literary Journal), Southwestern American LiteratureWestern American Literature, and was a contributing reviewer to American Literary Scholarship. She organized the Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest from 2014-2021, and in Fall 2020 guest-edited a special issue of Blue Mesa Review in honor and in memoriam of Mr. Anaya (no. 42), and the Spring 2021 issue featured her interview with María Teresa Márquez on the significance of Mr. Anaya’s literary activism at UNM (no. 43, pp. 10-18). She also worked to dedicate a space in Zimmerman Library, The Rudolfo Anaya Sala, to bring attention to Mr. Anaya’s special place at UNM and his special collections at the Center for Southwest Research.

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