American Literary Studies
Southwestern Literature; Chicana/o Literature; Nineteenth-Century American Literature; 20th-Century American Literature; Women and Gender Studies; Spiritual Literature; Personal Religiosity
Anne’s scholarship and research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature in the Southwestern United States, including Chicana/o literature, with emphasis on personal religiosity and spirituality within literature. Her current scholarly project, “Ultima the Curandera: Spiritual Healing and Origins in Bless Me Ultima,” analyzes Rudolfo Anaya’s representation of Ultima as a curandera and a spiritual healer who navigates the rigid belief systems of Catholicism, her own indigenous heritage, and the social gender expectations of her time.
Anne has been teaching writing, editing, and technical communication for the past 5 years. Currently, she teaches freshman composition writing courses at UNM and plans to teach literature courses in her second year. She serves on the Core Writing Committee and heads two sub-committees: the Textbook Scholarship Assistance Fund and the Technology for Diverse Students. Anne has received the Arms American Literary Studies award.