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AMELIA MARIA DE LA LUZ MONTES

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AMELIA MARIA DE LA LUZ MONTES is a fiction writer and associate professor at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, teaching fiction, Chicana/o Literature, and Women's Studies. Her fiction is inspired by her childhood in East Los Angeles and shaped by her research in Chicana/o cultural production and theory. Her most recently published short fiction includes "La Guacamaya," in the anthology Culture and Society in Dialogue, "While Pilar Tobillo Sleeps," in HERS 3: Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbian Writers, and "R for Ricura," in Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millennium. She holds a PhD from the University of Denver. Her current writing projects include a critical book on María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Chicana/Latina Queer cultural criticism, and a novel.



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