Sonia Saldivar-HullDepartment of English - Mentor (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. Sonia Saldívar-Hull is a Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she is the founding Director of the Women’s Studies Institute (since 2003), which has successfully hosted numerous workshops, advanced colloquia, speakers’ series, and institutes. She is also founding Director of the Women’s Studies Program, (since 2008), which offers a BA and a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has extensive experience as a research scholar, editor, educator, and administrator. Since 2007, the Women’s Studies Institute has housed the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa and hosted international conferences every 18 months. Her publications include Feminism on the Border: Chicana Politics and Literature; she also co-edited El Mundo Zurdo: Volumes 2-5. Dr. Saldívar-Hull currently is editing the anthology, Somos Tejanas: Tejanidad and Identity, to be submitted to the University of Texas Press, 2017. She has served as co-editor of Latin America Otherwise, a Duke University Press book series, which has published over sixty books since 1997. In 2016 she received the UTSA President’s Distinguished Diversity Award and has received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Literary and Cultural Criticism by the Western Literature Association. Dr. Saldívar-Hull is recognized as a leading Borderlands scholar as well as an Anzaldúa scholar. Her other areas of expertise include Chicana and Women of Color decolonial feminist theories. She has published on such Chicana feminist writers as Sandra Cisneros, Helena Maria Viramontes, and Cherríe Moraga.