Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the Associate Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies. She received her doctorate degree from Cornell University in English, with a graduate minor in Latina/o Studies in 2004.
Her articles “Reading Violence, Making Chicana Subjectivities” appeared in Techno/futuros: Genealogies, Power, Desire (2007), edited by Nancy Raquel Mirabal and Agustin Lao-Montes, and “Dora the Explorer, Constructing “Latinidades” and the Politics of Global Citizenship” appeared in Latino Studies (Summer 2007). Her book Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries was published by Duke University Press in 2011. A former Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago. and William J. Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow the UNAM in Mexico City.
Professor Guidotti-Hernández is at work on two new books: ¡Santa Lucia! Contemporary Chicana and Latina Cultural Reinterpretations of Saint Iconographies and Red Devils and Railroads: Race, Gender and Capitalism in the Transnational Nineteenth Century Mexico Borderlands.
Research and teaching interests: US/Third World Feminisms, Transnational Feminisms, Critical Race Studies, Chicana/o/Latina/o Studies, Borderlands History and American Studies. She also served as director of the Tepotzlan Institute for Transnational History of the Americas from 2009-2011 and is a regular contributor to the feminist magazine Ms..