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Magda García

Magda García is a graduate student in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is a UC Regents Special Pre-doctoral Fellow. She earned her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Texas at San Antonio She has served on the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa coordinating committee and is currently heading the society’s blog. Her research focuses on the connection between affect and location, specifically on theorizing an affective mapping of the space that is the U.S.-Mexico border area known as the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas through contemporary queer Chicana/o cultural productions ranging from spoken word/performance, zines, and short stories. She is currently an editorial assistant for Transmovimientos, an anthology of queer migration edited by queer Chicana literary scholar Ellie Hernandez.

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Pedagogy Notebook

From Panza to Las Hociconas: Performance Pedagogy in the Chicana/o Studies Classroom

22 February 2016

Magda García writes about how, as a teaching assistant, she incorporated a performance element into an undergraduate Intro to Chicana/o Studies course at University of California Santa Barbara.