Haag Hall 204
Office hours: Mon. & Wed. 1-3 p.m.
Border Studies, Chicano/a Literature, Cultural Studies, Folklore, Feminist Studies
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
As Professor of Latina/Latino Studies and English at UMKC, Cantu’s duties include teaching, committee work, and the development of the Latina and Latino Studies (LLS) Program. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and has taught at Texas A&M, the University of California – Santa Barbara, and the University of Texas – San Antonio. Cantu is also Professor Emerita at the University of Texas – San Antonio. She is founder and director of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa and co-founder of the group of Latina/o poets, CantoMundo, as well as a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop. As editor of a book series, Rio Grande/Rio Bravo: Borderlands Culture and Tradition, at Texas A&M University Press, and Literatures of the Americas, she promotes the publication of research on borderlands culture. In her work at UMKC, Cantu most looks forward to: