The Life & Writing of Fabiola Cabeza de Baca: New Mexican Woman and Pioneering Writer

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Karen Roybal/University of New Mexico
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Call for Essays/Articles for an Edited Collection On:

"New Mexican Woman and Pioneering Writer."

The focus of this collection is Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, a historically significant New Mexican woman who was ahead of her time in documenting life on the staked plains of New Mexico. Cabeza de Baca is a figure who has been largely studied in American studies, Chicana/o studies, cultural studies, women's studies, environmental studies, culinary studies, educational studies, and literature. Nationally, Cabeza de Baca has served as the inspiration for a number of scholarly articles and essays. This collection will contribute to western American studies, women and the west, and will re-map Chicana studies in relation to "recovering" early Hispana voices.

The edited collection will include essays/articles about Cabeza de Baca's life and work(s) (either published or archival). Suggested topics include southwestern history, education, culture, tradition, folklore, land, the environment, or cookbooks as historical documentation. If you are interested in submitting an essay/article for possible publication in this collection, please submit your 250-word abstract, along with a current CV, by May 1, 2010 to

Karen Roybal
Department of American Studies
The University of New Mexico
310 Ortega Hall
Albuquerque, NM 87131