Eden E Torres PhD
Edén Torres is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies as well as Chicano and Latino Studies, with adjunct status in American Studies. Beginning college at the age of thirty-five, she received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and has been teaching since 1990. A specialist in Chicana feminist and Chicana/o cultural studies Torres focuses on the intersecting and overlapping nature of socially-constructed categories like race, class and gender. She maintains an interest in pedagogy and tries to inspire students to analyze and think critically about their own social locations so that they will be ready to function ethically and with purpose in a transnational context. Because she was nominated for these awards by her students, Torres is most appreciative and proud of winning the Arthur "Red" Motley Award for Exemplary Teaching 2003-2004, and the Council on Graduate Studies Outstanding Faculty Award, 2013. Torres is the author of Chicana Without Apology/Chicana sin vergüenza: The New Chicana Cultural Studies. Beginning in June 2013, Torres will be the Chair of the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, 2013-2016.