Maythee Rojas is an associate professor in Women Studies at California State University, Long Beach. She received her Ph.D. in English from Arizona State University. Her research specializations include Chicana/o & Latina/o literature and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is currently completing a manuscript on the uses of the erotic in Chicana literature, entitled Following the Flesh: Embodied Transgressions in Chicana Literature. Dr. Rojas's work has appeared in Frontiers, MELUS, Women's Studies Quarterly and reference books such as Notable American Women, Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture, and Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Ethnic Studies (NAES).
"Using examples from history, pop culture, and the Internet Rojas-a professor of women's, gender and sexuality studies-offers insight into the experience of being both a feminist and racially othered."--Ms.