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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.