Gabriela Almendarez

MA in English, California State University-Northridge, 2017, emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition
BA in English, California State University-Northridge, 2015, emphasis in Creative Writing
Research Areas

20th-century American literature, Latino/a and Chicano/a Literature, Queer studies, hybridity, border studies

Professional Experience

Writing Consultant, California State University, Northridge, Spring 2017
Teaching Associate, California State University, Northridge, 2016-2017
Freshman Writing Tutor, California State University, Northridge, Spring 2016
Supplemental Instructor, California State University, Northridge, 2015-2016
Instructional Aide, Granada Hills Charter High School, 2015-Present

Professional Experience

Eugene Cota Robles Award Scholar, 2017-2022
Chancellor Doctoral Incentive Program Scholar, 2017-2018
The Professor Mitchell Marcus Prize in English, Spring 2017
Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellow, 2016-2017
Graduate Equity Fellow, 2016-2017
Nathan O. Freedman Memorial for Outstanding Graduate Student, Nominated
21st Annual Research and Creative Works Symposium-2nd place, Spring 2017
Thomas Matthew Magness Graduate Memorial Award, Spring 2017
Graduate Studies Travel Award, Spring 2017
Associated Student Travel Award, Spring 2017
Eva Latif Writing Prize in Children’s Literature, Fall 2016
Teaching Associate Fee Waiver Award, Fall 2016
Thomas Matthew Magness Graduate Memorial Award, Spring 2016
The Robert apRoberts English Essay Prize, Spring 2015

Publications

Articles

“The Topography of Borders: Hybridity, Queerness, and Mexican-American Identity.” Journal of
South Texas English Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, 2016, pp. 11-19.

Book Reviews
“The Surrender.” Angel City Review. August 2016.
“Arcade.” Angel City Review. August 2016.
“The Women.” Angel City Review. March 2016.

Book Contributions
“Teach In/Teach Out: Conversations About Art, Kindness, and Power.” Engaging the Eighteenth
Century: Public Spaces and Digital Places for Literary Historians. Iowa University Press. Under consideration.

Other Publications
“Paper Dolls.” The Northridge Review. Fall 2015.
“How to be a bridesmaid” and “El Campo.” The Sundial. Fall 2015.
“10 Apps to Help Keep Your NYR.” The San Fernando Valley Sun. January 2014.

Symposiums and Conferences

“The (Re)production of Labor of Minority Faculty.” CCCC, Kansas City, MO. March 2018. Forthcoming.

“(In)visibility, Space, and the Latinx Community of Los Angeles in The People of Paper.” PAMLA, Honolulu, HI. November 2017. Forthcoming.

“(Re)mapping Womanhood: Feminicide, Space, and Searching for Identity in Desert Blood.” MELUS, Cambridge, MA. April 2017.

“Transfiguration for Muggles: Searching for the Ideal-I in Harry Potter.” The World of Harry Potter Conference at the Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. February 2017.

“Voice, Identity, and Social Media in First-Year Composition.” University of Florida’s Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy Conference. Gainesville, FL. January 2017.

“The Topography of Borders: Hybridity, Queerness, and Mexican-American Identity.” The 21st Annual CSU Graduate Research Conference. Los Angeles, CA. May 2016.

“Pedagogical Life Lessons: Learning from Others in Harry Potter.” Sigma Tau Delta-Iota Chi and Associated Graduate Students of English Spring Conference. Northridge, CA. April 2016.

“Hybridity and Mexican-American Identity.” University of Wisconsin-Madison MadLit 2016 Conference. Madison, WI. February 2016.

“The Topography of Borders: Hybridity, Queerness, and Mexican-American Identity.” Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference. Fullerton, CA. November 2015.

“The Topography of Borders: Hybridity, Queerness, and Mexican-American Identity.” Sigma Tau Delta-Iota Chi Spring Conference. Northridge, CA. April 2015.

Symposiums and Conferences

Departmental
Graduate Student Representative, 2016-2017
Vice President, Sigma Tau Delta-Iota Chi, 2016-2017
Editor, Wings, 2017
Assistant Editor, Wings, 2016
Secretary, Northridge Creative Writing Circle, 2015-2016

Other Service
Editor and Contributor, Angel City Review, 2016-Present
Tutor, 826LA, 2015
Researcher, The San Fernando Valley Sun, 2013-2014

Memberships

Modern Language Association (MLA)
The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
National Society for Leadership and Success
Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN
Northridge Creative Writing Circle, CSUN