Andrea O'Reilly Herrera, Ph.D.

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Andrea O'Reilly Herrera, Ph.D.

Biography

Andrea O'Reilly Herrera, Ph.D.is a Professor of Literature and Director of the Women's and Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is a President's Teaching Scholar and is a recipient of the University of Colorado system-wide Thomas Jefferson Award, and the 2015 Chase Award. She was also selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies and completed a residency in Lublin, Poland in 2006. In addition to being a published poet and the author of a number of critical essays, she also wrote the novel The Pearl of the Antilles, (Bilingual/Review Press, 2001) O'Reilly Herrera is the editor of the essay collection Family Matters in the British and American Novel (Popular Press, 1997) and the literary collection A Secret Weavers Anthology (White Pine Press, 1998), which features the work of contemporary Latin American women writer. Among her other publications is a collection of testimonial expressions drawn from the Cuban exile community and their children residing in the United States, ReMembering Cuba: Legacy of a Diaspora, (University of Texas Press, 2001); an edited collection of critical essays, Cuba: Idea of a Nation Displaced, (SUNY Press, 2007); and the co-edited textbook The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege, (McGraw Hill, 2008), which presents an intersectional approach to the study of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Her most recent work is a monograph titled Cuban Artists across the Diaspora: Setting the Tent Against the House (University of Texas Press, 2011), and Tres Flores, a play based on her novel, which was selected as a finalist in the 2015 Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) Carnaval of New Latina/o Work.