Texas A&M-Kingsville to host researcher, writer Maria Cotera

Ballroom B, Memorial Student Union Building - 02/21/18 - 02/27/18

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Texas A&M University-Kingsville will play host to Dr. Maria Cotera, associate professor of American Culture and Women’s Studies at University of Michigan, for a free, public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Ballroom B of the Memorial Student Union Building.

Cotera will speak on Searching for Margaret: The Ambivalent Politics of Collaboration in Jovita Gonzalez and Eve Raleigh’s Caballero.

From 1992 to 1994, Cotera worked with Dr. Jose Limon on a recovery project that uncovered a lost manuscript by Texas folklorist Jovita Gonzalez.  Published in 1996, the manuscript entitled Caballero, includes a critical epilogue by Cotera.

Since that time, she has published numerous essays on Gonzalez and has recovered other works by her. Having recently completed Native Speakers, her book about the ethnographic fiction of Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston and Gonzalez, Cotera’s research now centers on recovering the theoretical writing and cultural productions of Chicana feminists from 1965 to 1985.

For more information, call 361-593-2516.