Dr. TabuencaMaría Socorro Tabuenca has a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the State University of New York at Stony Brook; and an M.A. in Spanish Literature. She is a Professor and Acting Chair at the Department of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Tabuenca has been a researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte since 1992 where she was the Regional Director in Ciudad Juárez and the Dean for the North West Region. Tabuenca-Córdoba is the author of Mujeres y fronteras. Una perspectiva de género (1998), and co-author of Lo que el viento a Juarez. Testimonios de una ciudad que se obstina (with Ricardo Aguilar, 2000), and Border Women. Writing from la frontera (with Debra Castillo, 2002).

She is the co-editor of Gobernabilidad e ingobernabilidad en la region Paso del Norte (with Luis Antoni Payán 2004), and Bordeando la violencia contra las mujeres en Ciudad Juárez (with Julia Monárrez, 2008.) She has published articles in national and international journals mainly on border Mexican women writers, borders’ theory, U.S.-Mexico border’s representations in film, and also different representations on the Ciudad Juarez femicide.

She has presented papers in various Latin American and European couitries. She has been visiting professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, New Mexico State University, and East Carolina University where she was awarded with the Distinguish Whichard Chair. She has received different research grants from The Hewlett Foundation, Cornell University, El Colegio de México, The National Council for Science and Technology in Mexico, the University of Arizona and el Fideicomiso para la Cultura México Estados Unidos. She has also received scholarships from the Instituto de Cultura Iberoamericana in Madrid and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
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