Book Talk: Alicia Gaspar de Alba presents "Crimes of the Tongue"
Please join us in the CSRC Library when Alicia Gaspar de Alba, professor of English, gender studies, and Chicana/o and Central American studies, presents her new book, Crimes of the Tongue: Essays and Stories (Arte Público Press, 2022).
A native of the El Paso / Ciudad Juárez region, Gaspar de Alba writes that she grew up with “a forked tongue and a severe case of cultural schizophrenia, the split in the psyche that happens to someone who grows up in the borderlands between nations, languages and cultures.” In this hybrid collection of essays and short stories, she explores identity, place and language.
Professor Gaspar de Alba is a founding faculty member of the César Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American studies, where she teaches courses on border studies, barrio popular culture, Chicana lesbian literature, Chicana feminist theory, and bilingual creative writing. She is affiliated faculty with the departments of English and gender studies and has been a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the LGBTQ Studies Program since 1997.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
This event is free to the public.