Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 2004, University of California at Riverside
Tanya González specializes in U.S. Latina/o Studies and Ethnic American Literature. She is co-author with Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson of Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty: Funny Looking (Lexington, 2015). In addition to her research on Latinas/os in the media she studies the use of the gothic and other speculative genres in Latina/o literature and cultural production. She is a member of the Cultural Studies track.
In addition to her work in the English department, Dr. González is affiliated faculty in Women’s Studies and American Ethnic Studies. As a first-generation college student, she is committed to mentoring students academically and professionally. As such, she is also involved in the Developing Scholars Program and works with McNair and SUROP students.