“I am forever grateful to have grown up in a working-class family on the border because I have learned so much and have been offered opportunities to grow in incredible ways because of that reality.”
Chicana writer, folklorist and professor of literature. Founder and director of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa and co-founder of the group of Latinx poets, Canto Mundo. Member of the Macondo Writers Workshop. Past President, The American Folklore Society. Member of the Conjunto de Nepantleras of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas A&I at Laredo and Kingsville, respectively and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Interviewed by VFA member, Suzanne Tuckey, May 2022
Photo 1. Photo by Ralph Grajeda, 1979. Photo 2. Norma Elia Cantú. Photo 3. Photo by Joel Salcido.