Gabriela Almendarez

B.A., English (Emphasis in Creative Writing), California State University – Northridge, 2015
M.A., English (Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition), California State University – Northridge, 2017

Research Areas:

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

Research Interests:

My research is centered on memoirs as I explore the question of what is a memoir. Specifically, I seek to map out a history of memoirs in the context of print culture and how they have been defined, challenged, and pushed to change over time. Despite a focus on the history of the term, I also focus on how the term has transformed through the visual and has led us to visual memoirs that can be found on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.