Araceli Esparza

Faculty Advisor: Teresa McKenna

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Biographical Sketch

Araceli Esparza is a doctoral candidate in American Studies. She received a B.S. in Public Policy and Management from the University of Southern California and an M.S. in Chicana/o Studies from California State University, Northridge. Her areas of interest include Chicana/o and Latina/o literature and criticism, state-sanctioned violence and its aftermath, liberation in the Americas, and the intersections of gender, race, and class. Ruth Wilson Gilmore is her advisor.


  • B.S. USC, 05/2005
  • M.A. CSU - Northridge, 12/2005



  • Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Avenue
  • Kaprielian Hall 462
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-2534