College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

Luz María GordilloLuz María Gordillo

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University


Research and Teaching Interests

  • Transnational and immigration studies.
  • Chicana feminist theory.
  • History of [transnational] sexualities.
  • Global feminisms.

Selected Publications

  • Documentary Film – Antonia: A Chicana Story. A full-length documentary film co-produced and co-directed by Luz María Gordillo and Juan Javier Pescador. Spring 2013.
Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
  • "Outlawing Transnational Sexualities: Mexican Women, U.S. Immigration Policy, and National Security," for the three-volume anthology entitled Hidden Lives and Human Rights: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies in Undocumented Immigration. Edited by Louis A. Lorentzen. (Forthcoming 2014)
  • "Engendering Transnational Social Networks: Mexicanas and Community Formation in San Ignacio-Detroit," Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Volume 10, Issue 1, Fall 2010; 28–59.
  • "The Bracero, the Wetback, and the Terrorist: Mexican Immigration, Legislation, and National Security," in A New Kind of Containment: "The War on Terror," Race, and Sexuality. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2009; 149–166.
Book Reviews
  • Review of Deborah A. Boehm's Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality Among Transnational Mexicans. Gender and Society. Vol. 27, No. 4, August 2013.
  • Review of Joanne B. Mulcahy's Remedios: The Healing Life of Eva Castellanoz. Oregon Historical Quarterly. Vol. 112, No. 3, Fall 2011; 381–382.
  • Review of Vicky Ruiz and John R. Chávez's Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua & Chicana Histories. Western Historical Quarterly. Vol. 40, No. 3, Autumn 2009; 378–379.

Contact Dr. Gordillo
WSU Vancouver: VMMC 202U


Fall 2015
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