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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 Puerto 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 Centro Journal, Meridians, and International Journal of Bilingualism.  She is currently working on a history of Latina lesbian organizing in Chicago and a book on Puerto Rican lesbian culture and literature.  She is also researching Spanish language use in Chicago.