Theresa Delgadillo

Theresa Delgadillo

Theresa Delgadillo

Associate Professor | Comparative Studies

(614) 292-2559

225 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd.,
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Latina/o Religion and Spirtuality
  • Latinas/os in the Midwest
  • Afro-Latinidad


  • Ph.D., English, UCLA
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Arizona State University

Theresa Delgadillo is an Associate Professor of Comparative Studies. Dr. Delgadillo's interdisciplinary research and teaching focuses on gender and spirituality; Latin@s in the Midwest; and AfroLatinidad. Her interests in popular culture include feature and documentary film; visual culture, especially photography and documentary books; forms of popular religiosity and music/performance. As the moderator/editor of the "Mujeres Talk" Blog of MALCS, she participates in creating virtual space for Latin@ voices and is increasingly interested in digital technologies and cultures.

Her recent publications include: Latina Lives in Milwaukee. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015.  Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. "The Ideal Immigrant." Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. (2011): 37-67. "The Criticality of Latino/a Fiction in the Twenty-First Century ." In American Literary History 2011: 600-624.

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