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Ella Maria Diaz

Assistant Professor

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 65
434 Rockefeller Hall



Ella Maria Diaz received her PhD in American Studies from the College of William and Mary and taught several courses at William and Mary. She developed the College's first Chicana Literature course in the spring of 2005. Her research pertains to the interdependence of Chicano/a and U.S. Latino/a literary and visual cultures. She was a Lecturer in The School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute between 2006 until 2012, where she continued to hone her research for her current book project Flying Under the Radar with the Royal Chicano Air Force: Mapping a Chicano/a Art History (Forthcoming April 2017 from University of Texas Press). Diaz has published through Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social and U.C. Santa Barbara’s ImaginArte.


  • American Studies Program
  • English
  • Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
  • Latina/o Studies Program
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program

Graduate Fields

  • English Language and Literature
  • Latino Studies


  • U.S. Latina/o and Chicana/o literatures and visual cultures
  • Critical studies
  • Feminist studies
  • U.S. Latina/o diaspora