Priscilla Solis Ybarra - 2016
Priscilla Solis Ybarra is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English at the University of North Texas. Her book Writing the Goodlife: Mexican American Literature and the Environment (University of Arizona, 2016) was chosen for the 2017 Thomas J. Lyon Award in Western American Literary and Cultural Studies and was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Ecocriticism Book Award. She is co-editor of the volume titled Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial, published by Temple University Press in November 2019. She has been elected to serve terms on the Executive Council of ASLE, on the Executive Committee of the Western Literature Association, and on the Board of Directors for Orion Magazine. At UNT, she serves on the Advisory Board for Latina/o and Mexican American Studies and on the Executive Committee for Women’s and Gender Studies at UNT. Her current book project concerns the Mexican American and environmental legacy of the Leopold family in the context of coloniality, capital, and white supremacy. You can read her list of recommended books by Mexican American writers on environmental issues here, and an excerpt of her interview with Cherríe Moraga in Orion here.
RESIDENCY LECTURE TITLE:
“The Leopolds in the Light of the Lunas and Oteros: Latina/o Legacies in American Environmentalism”
LECTURE FLYER: 2016 Resident Priscilla Solis Ybarra