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. 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 and affiliated faculty in Women’s Studies and American Ethnic Studies.
In addition to her work in the English department, Dr. González is the Faculty Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry. 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.