Roberta Hurtado

Assistant Professor


316 Marano Campus Center

Office hours

FALL 2020
Monday & Wednesday
or by appointment

I completed my Ph.D. in Texas, where I was active in both the social justice and art communities. From there, I spent time in New Orleans.


My research focuses on Latina/o Literature and Culture, with an emphasis on Puerto Rican women's literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. I work with Chicana and other women of color Third Space Feminist Theories, as well as Decolonial Feminist Theory.



Refereed Journal and Anthology Publications

“Somewhere deep in this flesh.” Inaugural Anthology. Third Woman Press. forthcoming.

“Violent Effects: Domestic Violence and Subversive Discourses.” Diálogo–Special Issue (Fall 2014): 7-16.

“Breaking Borders: Transethnic Dialogue Between Julia de Burgos and Gloria Anzaldúa as a Third Space Feminist Methodology to Reach Conocimiento.” El Mundo Zurdo 3 (2013): 273-89.

“When Being Is Not A Burden: Naomi Ayala and the Re-Embodying Poetics of Neo- Riqueña Discourse.” Journal of South Texas English Studies 2.2 (2011)

Book Reviews:

“Gathering Parts: Olga Trujillo’s Sum of My Parts and the Politics of Telling to Heal.” Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS (2013): 216-21.

Non-Refereed Publications:

“Spinning San Antonio: Latina/o Resistance to Cultural Erasure in the Heart of San Antonio.” La Voz de Esperanza 25.5 (June 2012): 3-4.


“Teaching Latino Literature: A Revolutionary Act?,” Northeast Modern Language Association Conference: March 2016, Hartford, CT (forthcoming)

“Sentient Transgression: A Praxis of Empowerment and Healing,” National Women’s Studies Association Conference: November 2014, San Juan, Puerto Rico

“No-Place Spaces: Contemporary Mappings of Place and Space in Latina Literature,” American Literary Association: Latina/o Symposium: March 2014, San Antonio, TX

“Subversive Enfleshment: Judith Ortiz Cofer and Re-Membering Puerto Rican Women’s Bodies Beyond Colonial Matrices,” American Studies Association Conference: November 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico

“Breaking Borders: Transethnic Dialogue Between Julia de Burgos and Gloria Anzaldúa as a Third Space Feminist Methodology to Reach Conocimiento,” El Mundo Zurdo: International Conference on the Life and Works of Gloria Anzaldúa: May2012, San Antonio, TX

Awards and honors


  • Faculty Teaching and Research Collections Grant, SUNY Oswego, Spring 2016
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts Conference Travel Grant, SUNY Oswego, Spring 2016
  • Early Start Program Grant, SUNY Oswego, Summer 2015
  • Ford Foundation Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Ranked Alternate with Honorable Mention, Spring 2011 and 2012
  • Honorable Mention, College English Association, Spring 2010


University of Texas San Antonio, Ph.D., English and Latina/o Studies, 2013

     Dissertation Title: Not Flesh of Empire: Psycholocal Enfleshment in Puerto Rican Women’s Literature.

     Chair: Dr. Sonia Saldívar-Hull

     Committee: Dr. Norma Alarcón, Dr. Josephine Méndez-Negrete, Dr. Bernadette Andrea, Dr. Kinitra Brooks

University of Texas San Antonio, M.A. with Honors, English, 2010

University of Massachusetts Amherst, M.A./Ph.D—transfer to University of Texas

Ithaca College, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, English, 2007

Classes taught


ENG 102/HY2 MWF 11:45-12:40 208 Marano CC
ENG 237/HY1 MWF 1:00-1:55 306 Marano CC
ENG 465/HY1 MW 3:30-4:55 322 Marano CC