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Dr. Lourdes Torres

Professor Torres' research and teaching interests include sociolinguistics, Spanish in the U.S., and Queer Latin@ Literature. She is the author of P​uerto Rican Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Study of a New York Suburb and co-editor of Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism and Tortilleras: Hispanic and the Latina Lesbian Expression. Recent articles are published in Literature and Education, KALFOU, and The Journal of Lesbian Studies. Professor Torres' book on Spanish language use in Chicago (with Kim Potowski) will be published next year and she is currently working on a history of LLEGO, a national Latino LGBTQ organization that ran from 1987 to 2004.