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Kathryn Quinn Sanchez

Dr. Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez

Professor/ Chair of World Languages and Cultures/ Director of Latino Business Studies


Arts and Sciences


World Languages and Cultures (WLC)

Office Location:

202 Mercedes

Office Hours:

During the pandemic it is best to email me.

Educational Background

Ph.D. Conferred from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Area of Specialization: 20th Century Spanish American Literature Supporting Program: History and Anthropology Dissertation Title: Historical, Ideological and Literary “Foundations” of Mexican Identity, 1900-1960 M.A. (Spanish) Middlebury College–Madrid, Spain B.A. (Spanish) College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts

Professional Experience

Georgian Court University, Professor with Tenure The University of Southern Maine, Assistant Professor Duke University, Durham, NC, Teaching Fellow The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Instructor

Research / Creativity Interest Area


Book: Societal Constructions of Masculinity in Chicanx and Mexican Literature: From Machismo to Feminist Masculinity. Eds. Bryan Pearce-Gonzales and Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez. Vernon Press, 2021.

Book: Whiteness at Work. Eds. Michael Moreno, Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez and Michele Shaul. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020.

Book: Teatro Latino Nuevas Obras de los Estados Unidos. Eds. Trevor Boffone, Amrita Das, Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez and Michele Shaul. Colorado Springs: La casita grande, 2019.

Article: “Más allá de los Borderlands: Anzaldúa, Spiritual Activism and Agents of Awakening”Ex-Centric Narratives, 3 (2019): 11-27.

Article: “Subverting Gender, Patriarchy, and Nation in Carolina De Robertis’s The Gods of Tango.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 38:2 (2019): 407-423.

Book: Contemporary U.S. Latinx Literature in Spanish. Eds. Amrita Das, Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez and Michele Shaul.  London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.

Review: … and Jaime Rivera Flores. The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico, By Stephanie J. Smith. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2019 in The Historian.

Book:   Not White/Straight/Male/Healthy Enough: Being “Other” in the Academy. Eds. Michael Moreno, Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez and Michele Shaul. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.

Chapter: The Subversive Act of Being an Academic of Color: Redefining Knowledge to Change (the) US.” Not White/Straight/Male/Health Enough: Being “Other” in the Academy. Eds. Michael Moreno, Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez and Michele Shaul. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. 45-65.

Chapter: “Social and Geographical Landscapes: The River as Metaphor for Female Sexuality” in Written on the Water: The Image of the River in Latino/American Literature. Elizabeth Rivero and Jeannie Murphy, Eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.  117-137.

Book:   Negotiating Latinidades, Understanding Identities. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.

Book:   Identity in Latin American and Latina/o Literature: The Struggle to Self-Define in a Global Era Where Space, Capitalism, and Power Rule. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.

Article: The Subversive Act of Being an Academic of Color: Redefining Knowledge to Change (the) US.” Trespassing Journal 5: Gender (2015) 21-38.  

Article: Living Theory: Representing Lives in Norma E. Cantú’s Canícula. Hispanic Journal 32:1 (2011): 119-35.

Review: Weiner, Richard. Race, Nation, and Market: Economic Culture in Porfirian Mexico. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2004. Hispanófila 150 (2007): 112-13.

Review: Fuchs, Barbara. Romance. New York: Routledge, 2004. Hispanófila.1 (2007).

Article:  “Latina Feminists in the Ivory Tower: Theorizing and Contesting Space” Hispanic Journal. 27:2 (2006): 119-132.

Book:   A Literary and Political History of Post-Revolutionary Mexico: Redefining “The Ideal.” Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press, 2006.

Review: Vietnam Veteranos: Chicanos Recall the War. By Lea Ybarra. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004. The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History. 62: 3 (2006): 458.

Extended Review/Article:  Feminisms: A Critical Reader, (2003). Gabriela F. Arredondo, Aída Hurtado, Norma Klahn, Olga Nájera-Ramírez, and Patricia Zavella, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003 and Telling to Live, Latina Feminist Testimonios (2001) The Latina Feminist Group. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001. Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. 5:2 (2006) 118-129.

Article: “Carlos Pellicer.” Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 290:Modern Spanish  American Poets, Columbia, South Carolina: The Gale Group, 2004.

Article: “Historical Fiction/Fictitious History: Boullosa’s Llanto” RevistaMonográfica/Monographic Review. 19 (2003): 153-163.

Article: “Attempting the Impossible: Reviving Mexico’s Past to Comprehend the Present in Carmen Boullosa’s Llanto” Hispanic Journal. 23:1 (2002): 65-74.

Review: Van Delden, Maarten. Carlos Fuentes, Mexico and Modernity.  Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 1998 in Hispanófila. 132 (2001): 147-148.

Article: “Subverting Social Norms in Gioconda Belli’s La mujer habitada.MIFLC Review. 8  (1999): 90-98.

Article:  “Negotiating Individual Identity Within the ‘Imagined Community’ of Carlos Fuentes’ La región más transparente.”Hispanic Culture Review 5:1-2 (1998-99): 107-13.

Additional Information

Dr. Quinn-Sánchez also edits the ejournal Label Me Latina/o which publishes scholarly articles and also creative pieces written by self-defined Latinx authors. Please check it out at labelmelatin.com.

Dr. Quinn-Sánchez earned the prestigious Virginia Graham Teaching Excellence Award recently.

Dr. Quinn-Sánchez was an invited speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month in 2021.



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