Adela C. Licona
Adela C. Licona is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Women's Studies and Affiliated Faculty in Latina/o Studies at Iowa State University. Her research interests include chicana theory, borderlands' theories, cultural studies, and feminist rhetorics. Broadly defined, her work explores third-space as both a practice and a location. She investigates third-space (both/and) consciousness and its transformative potential. She is author of “(B)orderlands’ Rhetorics and Representations: The Transformative Potential of Third-Space Feminist Scholarship and Zines,” which appeared in the National Women’s Studies Association Journal. Her poem “La Migra” appeared in Sexing the Political: A Journal of Third Wave Feminism on Sexuality. She also served as co-editor for the special issue of the NWSA Journal titled “Moving Locations: The Politics of Identity in Motion.” She is currently co-producing a documentary film, agua miel: secrets of the agave, on women’s cooperatives in Juárez, Chihuahua México, and Anthony, New Mexico, with a focus on the funds of knowledge that inform local practices of sustainability in these locations. She has two daughters, who are her life’s tesoros.