Sandra Soto Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Sandra K. Soto is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, and affiliate faculty of English, the Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies and Social and Cultural Theory at the University of Arizona. She is the former editor of Feminist Formations, and an Associate Editor of The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latino Literature. Her book, Reading Chican@ Like a Queer: The De-Mastery of Desire (2010), replaces the race-based oppositional paradigm of Chicano literary studies with a less didactic, more flexible, framework geared for a queer analysis of the discursive relationship between racialization and sexuality. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled “Feeling Greater Mexico,” which mobilizes queer theories of affect to pursue unlikely connections between critical transnational studies and U.S. ethnic studies. Her research and teaching interests are in Chicanx and Latinx literary and cultural studies, feminist theory, gender studies, and queer theory. She holds a PhD in English, with a focus in Ethnic and Third World Literature, from the University of Texas at Austin.