Theresa Delgadillo

Program Director, Latina/o Studies; Professor, Department of Comparative Studies


  • Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.
  • “The Ideal Immigrant.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. 36:1 (2011): 37-67. [peer review]
  • “The Criticality of Latino/a Fiction in the Twenty-First Century.” American Literary History. 23.3 (2011): 600-624. [editor review]
  • “Singing ‘Angelitos Negros’: African Diaspora Meets Mestizaje in the Americas.” American Quarterly 58.2 (2006): 407-430. [Finalist for Constance Rourke Prize for Best Essay in American Quarterly in 2006] [peer review]
  • “La aparición de la literatura chicana feminina.” Revista de la Universidad de México. Nueva Época. 3 (2004): 65-71.  [editor review]
  • “Exiles, Migrants, Settlers, and Natives: Literary Representations of Chicano/as and Mexicans in the Midwest." Midwest Miscellany XXX (2002): 27-45 [republication]
  • "Forms of Chicana Feminist Resistance: Hybrid Spirituality in Ana Castillo's So Far from God." Modern Fiction Studies 44.4 (1998): 888-916. [peer review]
  • "Gender at Work in Laguna Coyote Tales." Studies in American Indian Literatures 7.1 (1995):3-24. [peer review]
  • “Latino/a Literature and African Diaspora.” Chapter in Companion to African American Literature. Ed. Gene Jarrett.  Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2010. 376-392.
  • “‘Angelitos Negros’ and Transnational Racial Identifications.” Rebellious Reading: The Dynamics of Chicana/o Cultural Literacy. Ed. Carl Gutiérrez-Jones. Santa Barbara, CA: Center for Chicano Studies, 2004. 129-143.
  • “Film and the U.S. Latina and Latino Religious Experience: Representations of Religion in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.” Introduction to the U.S. Latina and Latino Religious Experience. Ed. Hector Avalos. Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2004. 170-192.
  • “Face of an Angel.” Reading U.S. Latina Writers: Remapping American Literature. Ed. Alvina E. Quintana.  New York: Palgrave/ Macmillan, 2003.  37-50.

Current Research

  • Latina Oral Histories of Milwaukee, an edited volume of fifteen first-person accounts of Latina life in the Midwest by women in three different generations, from varied occupations and national/ethnic backgrounds.
  • African Diaspora in Latino/a Literature, an examination of the representations of diaspora and blackness in the contexts of Latino/a, Afro Latin American and African American canons and paradigms.
  • Latino/a Literature and Religion
Areas of Expertise
  • Latina/-o and Indo/Afro/Latin American Studies
  • Latinas/-os in the Midwest
  • Religion/Spirituality

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