Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship Profile (2010-11)

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández, Ph.D., was a recipient of a CMAS Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Professor Guidotti-Hernández was an Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona and a faculty affiliate in the Department of Latin American Studies and the Department of English. Professor Guidotti-Hernández received her doctoral degree from Cornell University in English, with a graduate minor in Latina/o Studies in 2004.

Professor Guidotti-Hernández's first book, Unspeakable Violence: Narratives of Citizenship Mourning and Loss in Chicana/o and U.S. Mexico National Imaginaries was recently published by Duke University Press (Spring 2011).

Professor Guidotti-Hernández worked on three projects while in residence at CMAS.  She worked on two 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".  Professor Guidotti-Hernández's other project was the "Yaqui Deportation Database" which was a large-scale, multi-year GIS driven research set.  The project data set provided statistical evidence of Mexican state-sponsored genocide and the numeric dispersal of the Yaqui population as a part of early 20th century capitalist exchange between the U.S., Mexico and Cuba.

Professor Guidotti-Hernández taught one undergraduate course in the fall semester 2010 and gave a public lecture on her research in the spring semester 2011.

Questions regarding the Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies can be directed to Professor Domino R. Perez, CMAS Director, at (512) 471-8358 or