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Priscilla Ybarra

Scholar, writer, and literature professor at the University of North Texas

Priscilla Solis Ybarra is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English at the University of North Texas, where she teaches Chicanx literature and environmental literary criticism, and where she won the 2020 President’s Council Teaching Award. Her book Writing the Goodlife: Mexican American Literature and the Environment (University of Arizona, 2016) was chosen for the 2017 Thomas J. Lyon Award in Western American Literary and Cultural Studies. She is co-editor of Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial (Temple University Press, 2019), a collection of scholarly essays and interviews with Latinx writers, including Ana Castillo and Cherríe Moraga. Dr. Ybarra serves on the Board of Directors for the Aldo Leopold Writing Program in New Mexico, and on the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.

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a farm for my mother, a farm for meme
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a farm for my mother, a farm for meme

21 December 2020

Priscilla Solis Ybarra reflects on her experience watching Virginia Grise’s a farm for meme at home, during the pandemic, with her eighty-two-year-old mother whose life shares parallels with the story in the play.