Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa—theorist, Chicana, feminist—famously called on scholars to do work that matters. This pronouncement was a rallying call, inspiring scholars across disciplines to become scholar-activists and to channel their intellectual energy and labor toward the betterment of society. Scholars and activists alike have encountered and expanded on these pathbreaking theories and concepts first introduced by Anzaldúa in Borderlands/La frontera and other texts.
Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa is a pragmatic and inspiring offering of how to apply Anzaldúa’s ideas to the classroom and in the community rather than simply discussing them as theory. The book gathers nineteen essays by scholars, activists, teachers, and professors who share how their first-hand use of Anzaldúa’s theories in their classrooms and community environments.
The collection is divided into three main parts, according to the ways the text has been used: “Curriculum Design,” “Pedagogy and Praxis,” and “Decolonizing Pedagogies.” As a pedagogical text, Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa also offers practical advice in the form of lesson plans, activities, and other suggested resources for the classroom. This volume offers practical and inspiring ways to deploy Anzaldúa’s transformative theories with real and meaningful action.
Contributors: Carolina E. Alonso, Cordelia Barrera, Christina Bleyer, Altheria Caldera, Norma E. Cantú, Margaret Cantú-Sánchez, Freyca Calderon-Berumen, Stephanie Cariaga, Dylan Marie Colvin, Candace de León-Zepeda, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Alma Itzé Flores, Christine Garcia, Patricia M. García, Patricia Pedroza González, María del Socorro Gutiérrez-Magallanes, Leandra H. Hernández, Nina Hoechtl, Rían Lozano, Socorro Morales, Anthony Nuño, Karla O’Donald, Christina Puntasecca, Dagoberto Eli Ramirez, José L. Saldívar, Tanya J. Gaxiola Serrano, Verónica Solís, Alexander V. Stehn, Carlos A. Tarin, Sarah De Los Santos Upton, Carla Wilson, Kelli Zaytoun