Patricia Rosas Lopategui

    Associate Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies

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Dr. Lopategui's research focuses on one of México’s most significant writers, Elena Garro, and she is committed to the principle of recovering and conserving vulnerable original manuscripts, diaries, and poems of Garro. Prominent among her publications is a three volume biographical series on the author: Yo sólo soy memoria (2000), Testimonios sobre Elena Garro (2002), and El asesinato de Elena Garro (2nd ed. 2014). She has served as literary agent for Elena Garro and Guadalupe Dueñas, a fellow author and pioneering Mexican feminist.  She has been teaching for four decades. Her courses, cross-listed in Spanish and Portuguese, are informed by her experience as a Mexican immigrant Chicana and naturalized American citizen. She challenges students to think critically about Chicana\o culture and their own cultural identity as well as gender equality and feminism by utilizing tools of feminist transitional models in films, novels, and contemporary articles. 


  • Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of New Mexico
  • M.A., Spanish Literature, New Mexico State University
  • B.A., Spanish Literature, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterre

Research Areas

  • Spanish American Literature
  • Luzo-Brazilian Literature (1986-1990)
  • Preservation and Publication of Mexican women authors, esp. Elena Garro

Country Specialization(s)

  • Brazil
  • Mexico