Notable Achievements

Assistant Professor of Feminist Studies Meagan Solomon attended the American Studies Association Conference in Montreal last week, where she chaired and participated in a roundtable entitled “Community Knowledge and Solidarity Work as Public Scholarship and Collective Healing.” She presented her collaborative zine project with Ruba Akkad (TCU), situating zines and zinemaking as forms of community-accountable scholarship and healing.

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Expertise

Latina Lesbian Literature, Chicana Feminist Literature, Women of Color Feminisms, Queer and Lesbian Studies, Queer of Color Critique, Decolonial Feminist Theories

Dr. Meagan Solomon is a Chicana Jewish lesbian scholar and educator from Texas. At Southwestern, she teaches interdisciplinary courses that contribute to English, Race and Ethnicity Studies, and Latin American and Border Studies. She holds a PhD in English with graduate certificates in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies from TCU.

Dr. Solomon’s scholarship centers on the lives and literature of queer, lesbian, and feminist Chicana/e/Latina/e writers who resist and reimagine intersectional oppressions. As an educator, her work draws upon women of color feminisms, decolonial and abolitionist feminist theories, and queer of color critique as a compass for building a socially just world.

You can read her published and forthcoming work in Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, the Journal of Lesbian Studies, Chicana Portraits: Critical Biographies of Twelve Chicana Writers, the Handbook of Tejano History, and more.

  • Dr. Meagan Solomon is a Chicana Jewish lesbian scholar and educator from Texas. At Southwestern, she teaches interdisciplinary courses that contribute to English, Race and Ethnicity Studies, and Latin American and Border Studies. She holds a PhD in English with graduate certificates in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies from TCU.

    Dr. Solomon’s scholarship centers on the lives and literature of queer, lesbian, and feminist Chicana/e/Latina/e writers who resist and reimagine intersectional oppressions. As an educator, her work draws upon women of color feminisms, decolonial and abolitionist feminist theories, and queer of color critique as a compass for building a socially just world.

    You can read her published and forthcoming work in Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, the Journal of Lesbian Studies, Chicana Portraits: Critical Biographies of Twelve Chicana Writers, the Handbook of Tejano History, and more.

  • Peer-Reviewed Publications

    Solomon, Meagan. “Beyond Sexual Deviance: Elevating the Expansive Intimacies of Chicana Lesbian Life in Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About.Journal of Lesbian Studies, 2023, pp. 1-14, doi: 10.1080/10894160.2023.2231706.

    Solomon, Meagan. “Ana Castillo: A Multi-Genre Author.” Chicana Portraits: Critical Biographies of Twelve Chicana Writers, edited by Norma E. Cantú, University of Arizona Press, 2023.

    Solomon, Meagan. “Homointimate Friendship and Queer Possibility in Ana Castillo’s The Mixquiahuala Letters.” Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, vol. 21, no. 2, 2022, pp. 30-57.

    Book Reviews and Educational Resources

    Solomon, Meagan. “Ana Castillo.” Latino Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students, edited by Christina Soto van der Plas and Lacie Rae Buckwalter Cunningham, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023, pp. 57-59.

    Solomon, Meagan. “Gasca-Valenciano, Pauline.” Handbook of Tejano History, published by the Texas State Historical Association, 2021, www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/gasca-valenciano-pauline.

    Solomon, Meagan. “Gender and Chicanidad Beyond Borders.” Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, vol. 19, no. 2, 2020, pp. 174-177.

  • Conference Presentations

    Solomon, Meagan. “Community Knowledges and Solidarity Work as Public Scholarship and Collective Healing.” American Studies Association Conference. 2023. Montreal, QC.

    Solomon, Meagan. “Reflections on Latina Lesbian Feminism from This Bridge to the Digital Dyke Age.” Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Summer Institute. 2023. Davis, CA.

    Solomon, Meagan. “‘All About Love’ in Chicana Lesbian Literature.” Panel: “Queer and Trans Chicanx Politics.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. 2022. Minneapolis, MN.

    Solomon, Meagan. “Queer Intimacy and Ethno-Racial Kinship in Terri de la Peña’s Margins and Latin Satins.” Panel: “Friendship and Intimacy.” American Literature Association Conference. 2022. Chicago, IL.

    Solomon, Meagan. “‘May we do work that matters’: A Call for Abolitionist Scholar-Teachers.” Panel: “Why Be Scholars? In Search of Consequential Actions for Consequential Times.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference. 2021. Virtual.

    Solomon, Meagan. “Down with the (Cis)tem: Envisioning Transfeminist Solidarity in the Twenty-First Century and Beyond.” Panel: “The Politics of Silence: Transforming Gender and Sexuality.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. 2019. San Francisco, CA.

    Solomon, Meagan. “Homoromantic Resistance: Decolonizing the Borders of Friendship in The Mixquiahuala Letters.” Panel: “Women’s Friendships.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference. 2018. Denver, CO.


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