Adela C. Licona
Associate Professor
University of Arizona

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adela c. licona, ph.d. * department of english * university of arizona
modern languages 482 * tucson, arizona 85721.0067
office * 520.621.1057 * fax * 520.621.7397

aclicona AT email DOT arizona DOT edu

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Adela C. Licona is Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona. She is a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee for the UA Institute for LGBT Studies. She is affiliated faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies, Mexican American Studies, the Institute of the Environment, and the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families. Her interdisciplinary research and teaching interests include cultural, visual, gender, and sexuality studies, critical theory, social justice media, community literacies, action-oriented research, borderlands studies (focusing on discourse, and im/mobility & in/visibility) environmental justice, feminist pedagogy, and public scholarship. Adela is co-director of the Crossroads Collaborative, a “think and act” research, writing, and teaching lab that address issues around youth sexuality, health, rights, and justice. She is co-founder of Feminist Action Research in Rhetoric, FARR, a group of progressive feminist scholars engaged in public scholarship and community dialogue. She has published in such journals as Antipode, Transformations, Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies, Community Literacy Journal, National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Nóesis, and Kairos and has publications forthcoming in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and Peitho. She has co-authored numerous community research briefs. She is author of Zines In Third Space: Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric (SUNY Press, 2012) and co-editor of Feminist Pedagogy: Looking Back to Move Forward (JHUP, 2009). She is Editor Emeritus of Feminist Formations and serves on the board for Women's Studies in Communication (WISC)QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking, and Spoken Futures / Tucson Youth Poetry Slam. She is the 2015 and 2016 Co-Chair of the National Women's Studies Assocation Conference.


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