Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Gabriela Baeza Ventura, Ph.D. is associate professor of Spanish with a specialization on US Latinx literature in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston. She holds an MA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Baeza Ventura has published on various aspects of US Latino literature, including women, immigration, recovery works, language, and YA and children’s literary production. She is currently co-editing a volume for the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series titled Built on Biases: Injustice in the Information Age with the University of Minnesotta Press. With Dr. Carolina Villarroel, they have started the first US Latino Digital Humanities Research Center with the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Program and Arte Público Press. With the support of a Mellon Foundation planning grant, Baeza Ventura and Villarroel traveled throughout the United States to visit digital humanities centers. They have been presenting on digital humanities and US Latino research for the past three years and have recently been invited to lead a course on the topic at the prestigious annual Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching institute on June 2019. Baeza Ventura also works as Executive Editor for Arte Público Press where she supervises the production of over thirty titles a year that include adult, young adult, and bilingual children’s books.