Catalina Bartlett

Assistant Professor
College of Arts & Letters

Catalina Bartlett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC), a Faculty Fellow and Core Faculty member in the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), and a Core Faculty member in both Digital Humanities and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She holds a PhD in English from Texas A&M University and an MFA from Indiana University. She teaches courses in First-Year Writing and has taught a graduate seminar in Chicanx Rhetorics through WRAC; Introduction to Contemporary Feminist and Gender Theories for GenCen; and Chicanx Literatures as Resistance, Chicana/x Feminisms, and Bodies, Land, and Power through Integrated Arts and Humanities. Her research and teaching engage cultural rhetorics to excavate the under-told stories within womxn of color cultural production as a form of resistance to erasure. Her work and teaching also challenge Latinidad through topics such as Indigeneity, Afro-Latinx feminisms, and a reconsideration of mestizaje as an organizing principle, as well as the role of settler colonialism in perpetuating epistemic and corporeal violence and erasure. Her fiction has appeared in Aster(ix) Journal, among other places, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a co-author of a forthcoming article on teaching a graduate seminar in Chicanx Rhetorics and has fiction forthcoming in the Fiction Issue of Asterix Journal. Bartlett has received a Ledig House Fellowship and an artist residency at Prairie Center for the Arts. She was selected to participate in the inaugural year-long Short Story Intensive workshop offered through The Writing Center and a writing workshop through StoryStudio Chicago’s StoryBoard workshop. She currently is at work on a short story collection, a poetry manuscript, and a series of essays that draw on her matrilineal family history and her early life along the southern Colorado-northern New Mexico corridor as it relates to Indigeneity, Chicanx culture, Catholicism, and the power and fallibility of collective memory. To learn more about her work, visit: www.catalinabartlett.com.