Dr. Roberta Fernández, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Women’s Studies. Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley in Romance Languages and literatures (1990). Dissertation topic: "Towards a Contextualization of José Carlos Mariátegui’s Concept of Literary and Cultural Nationalism." Research interests: Latina literature in the United States, and the Chicano and Latin American novel and essay. Scholarly publications: In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States, editor. (Houston: Arte Público Press, 1994); articles in Revista de Linguística y Filología de la Universidad de Costa Rica; Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies; Women’s Studies. Creative writing: Intaglio: A Novel in Six Stories (selected as Best Fiction for 1991 by Multicultural Publishers Exchange. Many publications in national and international reviews and anthologies. Inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 1991. Editor at Arte Público Press, 1990-1994. Curator of an exhibit on "Thirty Years of Hispanic Literature in the United States,"currently traveling under the auspices of the Texas Humanities Research Institute.