Michelle Téllez

Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mexican American Studies

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Dr. Michelle Téllez, an interdisciplinary scholar trained in Community Studies, Sociology, Chicana/o Studies and Education, has been committed to mapping projects of resistance, exploring shared human experiences and advancing social justice for the last 25-years. Having been raised along the U.S./Mexico border divide, both her scholarly and community engaged work has been deeply shaped by this experience. She writes about transnational community formations (and disruptions), Chicana mothering, and gendered migration in several book anthologies, and in journals such as: Gender & Society, Feminist Formations, and Aztlán. Her public scholarship includes writing for Truth Out, The Feminist Wire,and Latino Rebels. She co-edited The Chicana M(other)work Anthology: Porque Sin Madres No Hay Revolución, published in March of 2019. Her forthcoming book, Border Women and the Community of Maclovio Rojas: Autonomy in the Spaces of Neoliberal Neglect will be published in September 2021 by the University of Arizona Press.