Border Bodies: Building Sex and Empire in the Nineteenth-Century Southwest Borderlands

Bernadine Hernández

University of New Mexico

Dr. Hernández is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of New Mexico and is currently a research professor at the Institute of American Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is finishing her book manuscript titled Sexing Empire: Producing Nationhood, Sexual Economies, and Racialized Gender and Sexuality in the Early Southwest Borderlands. She specializes in transnational feminism and sexual economies of the US borderlands, along with American Literary Studies/Empire from the mid-nineteenth-century to the early twentieth, borderlands theory, and Chicana/Latina Literature and Sexualities.   


Dr. Hernández examines the nineteenth-century text Who Would Have Thought It? by María Amparo Ruiz de Burtom in relation to sex, intimacy, and sexuality. This paper is concerned with what Ruiz de Burton both forecloses... [ view full abstract ]


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