Professor Yarbro-Bejarano is interested in Chicana/o cultural studies with an emphasis on gender and queer theory; race and nation; interrogating critical concepts in Chicana/o literature; and representations of race, sexuality and gender in cultural production by Chicanas/os and Latinas/os.
She is the author of Feminism and the Honor Plays of Lope de Vega (1994), The Wounded Heart: Writing on Cherríe Moraga (2001), and co-editor of Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (1991). She has published numerous articles on Chicana/o literature and culture. She teaches Introduction to Chicana/o Studies and a variety of undergraduate courses on literature, art, film/video, theater/performance and everyday cultural practices. Her graduate seminars include topics such as race and nation; interrogating critical concepts in Chicana/o literature; and representations of race, sexuality and gender in cultural production by Chicanas/os and Latinas/os.
Since 1994, Professor Yarbro-Bejarano has been developing "Chicana Art," a digital archive of images focusing on women artists. Professor Yarbro-Bejarano is chair of the Chicana/o Studies Program in Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
Emeritus Faculty, Acad Council, Iberian and Latin American Cultures
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
PhD, Spanish, Harvard University (1976)
BA with distinction, University of Washington, German (1970)
BA summa cum laude, University of Washington, Comparative Literature (1969)
Luz Jimenez Ruvalcaba, Richard McGrail
- The wounded heart : writing on Cherríe Moraga Austin: University of Texas Press. 2001
- Race and representation in Tongues untied, The last generation, and Paris is burning Stanford CA: Stanford Center for Chicano Research Stanford University. 1994
- Feminism and the honor plays of Lope de Vega West Lafayette Ind.: Purdue University Press. 1994
- Chicano art : resistance and affirmation, 1965-1985 Los Angeles: Wight Art Gallery University of California Los Angeles. 1991
- The tradition of the novela in Spain, from Pedro Mexía (1540) to Lope de Vega's Novelas a Marcia Leonarda (1621, 1624) New York: Garland Pub. 1991