Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 2004, University of California at Riverside
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 117B
Phone: (785) 532-2154
Fields of interest:
Latina/o Literature and Culture; Contemporary American Literature; Ethnic Studies; Cultural Studies; Gender Studies; Feminist Discourses; Immigration in American Literature; Gothic Studies.
Tanya González specializes in U.S. Latinx Studies and 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 Latinx media representation she studies the use of the gothic and other speculative genres in Latin literature and cultural production. She is a member of the Cultural Studies track and 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. Among other activities, she supports Developing Scholars Program, McNair, and SUROP students. González also served as the 2019-2020 Faculty Senate President and continues to work on faculty success and University initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.