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Anzaldúa, Gloria (1942-2004)
Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa is one of the most globally eminent and controversial Chicana writers and theorists of the 20th century. She was born on September 26, 1942, into extreme poverty in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, where she experienced sexism, racism, and classism while growing up as a Mexican American. She died on May 15, 2004, at age 62, in Santa Cruz, California. Gloria Anzaldúa obtained her BA from Pan American University and her MA from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a teacher prior to receiving her MA in Austin and moving to California to live for the rest of her life. Anzaldúa worked at universities ...