La vaca

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Angelique K. Dwyer


This creative non-fiction piece written in Spanglish is called "La vaca.” The overarching themes of this story are birth, motherhood, siblings and the creative force in a non-conventional American family raised in Mexico. 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.