La Llorona (The Wailing Woman): Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation in a Mexican/Chicano Folk Legend

picture of Maria Herrera Sobek
March 1, 2010
All Day
311 Denney Hall


Professor María Herrera-Sobek (Ph.D., UC Los Angeles) is Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy and Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she holds the Luis Leal Endowed Chair. A Fellow of the American Folklore Society and former member of the Editorial Board of the Publications of the Modern Language Association, she has published more than a dozen books and 175 articles, among which are distinguished studies of Mexican and Chicano folklore: The Bracero Experience: Elite Lore versus Folklore, Northward Bound: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Ballad and Song, and The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist Analysis.
Co-sponsored by the Program in Latino/Latina Studies.