Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a native of the El Paso/Juárez border, and a scholar-activist who uses poetry, fiction, and academic work for social change. She has published 11 books, among them three novels, two books of poetry, a collection of short stories, and several academic books. She has also edited a volume of scholarly essays on the Juárez crimes, Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera (University of Texas Press, 2010), and, most recently [Un]Framing the "Bad Woman": Sor Juana, Malinche, Coyolxauhqui and Other Rebels With a Cause (University of Texas Press, 2014), which won the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Book Award.
A Professor of Chicana/o Studies, English, and Gender Studies at the UCLA, and Chair of the LGBTQ Studies Program, Gaspar de Alba has been researching the Juárez femicides since 1998, and in 2003,
she organized an international conference on the murders at UCLA, titled "The Maquiladora
Murders, Or, Who Is Killing the Women of Juárez?"
To read more about Alicia and her other books go to www.aliciagaspardealba.net.
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