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Norma E. Cantú
Norma E. Cantú, currently serves as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio. She is the author of the award-winning Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera. She has published poetry in a number of venues including Prairie Schooner, Feminist Studies and the Latina/Chicana Studies Journal. Her novel Cabañuelas will be out in spring 2019. Her poetry collection, Meditación Fronteriza: Poems of Love, Life, and Labor is under review. She is cofounder of CantoMundo, a space for Latin@ poets and a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.
Valerie M. Mendoza
Valerie M. Mendoza received her Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught Latinx studies at several universities and specializes in Latinxs in the Midwest. Her most recent work, “The Guadalupe Center and Kansas City’s Mexican Immigrant Community, 1919-1940,” appears in Wide Open Town: Kansas City During the Pendergast Years, edited by Dianne Mutti Burke, Jason Roe, and John Herron. She currently serves as the assistant director of Student Support Services at Avila University.