María Alicia Garza, Ph.D.
Dr. María Alicia Garza earned her Ph.D. in Hispanic American Literature at the University of Arizona in 1996. In the same year, she joined the World Languages Department at Boise State University. Dr. Garza’s research and teaching areas include Chicana feminist theory, popular culture, gender and sexuality, and the body in Chicana literature. In 2003, she was the recipient of the Carnegie Idaho Professor of the Year award. In the spring of 2016, Dr. Garza found Casita Nepantla, which is a Latinx space on campus. This unit is dedicated to celebrating Latinx art and culture, supporting student recruitment and retention, and conducting research on issues dealing with the Latinx community in Idaho.