Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua

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Birthday
26, 1942
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
May 15, 2004 (61)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1942
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
May 15, 2004 (61)

About

A Texas-born author and Chicana cultural scholar, she is best known for her 1987 memoir, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Her scholarly publications typically focus on the Chicana experience, feminism, and queer theory.

Before Fame

She had an endocrine condition that stopped her physical growth at age twelve. She studied English at Pan American University in Texas.

Trivia

She co-edited (with Cherrie Moraga) the groundbreaking 1981 work, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color.

Family Life

She was raised by her parents, Urbano and Amalia Anzaldua, in Texas' Rio Grand Valley. She died in Santa Cruz, California at the age of sixty-one.

Associated With

She died from complications of diabetes, as did David Lewis.

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