Gringos Mexicanos

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Angelique K. Dwyer


This creative non-fiction piece written in Spanglish called “Gringos Mexicanos" stems from feelings of nostalgia and unrest within biculturalism and national identity. The piece centers around the degrees of belonging that two Americans siblings raised in Mexico have when contrasted to each other and to (Mexican or American) peer groups. The narrative voice in this piece provides a unique perspective broadening dialogue(s) on Mexican American identity.

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Angelique K. Dwyer, Gustavus Adolphus College

K. Angelique Dwyer is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, as well as chair of the Latina/o, Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LALACS) program at Gustavus Adolphus College. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from I.T.E.S.O. (Guadalajara, Mexico) and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Iowa. She specializes in Mexico / U.S. Intercultural Studies, Chicana / Latina Cultural Production, Performance Art and Film. Her research, teaching and civic engagement highlight identity politics in marginalized populations within a local and global terrain.


Carlos Fuentes "Gringo Viejo"
Gloria Anzaldúa "Borderlands"