Center of Mexican American Studies
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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.

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