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UMKC Creative Voices Features Dr. Norma Cantu

Professor Norma Cantu, internationally known scholar of Latina/o and Chicana/o literature and studies, will read from her poetry and prose selections Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m., at the UMKC Student Union Theatre.  The event is open to UMKC students, faculty, and staff, and the Kansas City community. Professor Cantu recently joined the UMKC Department of English and the Latina/Latino Studies Program.  Previously, she was on the faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Her areas of interest and research include Chicana/o literature, border studies, cultural studies, feminist studies, and folklore.

In 2012 Professor Cantu was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters and received the prestigious Nebrija Creative Writing Award from the Instituto Franklin at the Universidad de Henares in Spain.