Yolanda Padilla publishes Bridges, Borders, and Breaks: History, Narrative and Nation in Twenty-First Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla published a volume of critical essays that she co-edited titled Bridges, Borders, and Breaks: History, Narrative and Nation in Twenty-First Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism. The essays reveal how "Chicana/o" defines a literary critical sensibility as well as a political one, and show how this view can yield new insights about the status of Mexican Americans, the legacies of colonialism, and the ongoing prospects for social justice. Along with her editing work, Padilla co-wrote the introduction and contributed a chapter and an interview she conducted with literary scholar Ramón Saldívar.