Emma Sepulveda, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish Emerita and Director

Professor of Spanish Emerita and Director
University of Nevada-Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0042
Phone (775) 784-1110
Email emmas@unr.edu

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Areas of Expertise:

  • African diaspora
  • Art History
  • Arts Administration
  • Caribbean History
  • Chicana/Latina Feminist & Queer literary
  • Chicano Studies
  • children and families
  • Children and Youth
  • Cinema
  • Civil Rights
  • Colonial Exploitation of the Hispanic Caribbean
  • Criminal justice
  • Cuba
  • Cuban Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dominican Studies
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Education Leadership
  • Education Politics
  • Environmental Justice
  • Ethnicity & Race
  • Family
  • Feminist/critical pedagogies
  • human rights
  • Identity
  • Immigration
  • Immigration Policy
  • Immigration policy and practice
  • Labor
  • Latino Politics
  • Literature
  • Migration
  • Museums & Culture
  • Nationalism/Transnationalism in the Americas
  • Neoliberalism
  • performance arts; US women of color thought; decolonial aesthetics and decolonial spiritualities
  • poetry
  • Politics of Race and Ethnicity
  • Popular Culture
  • Poverty
  • Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Race/Ethnic/Gender Health Disparities
  • Settment
  • Social Welfare Reform
  • The Caribbean
  • U.S. and transnational social and political movements
  • U.S. Latinx History
  • U.S.-Cuba Relations
  • U.S.-Latin American Relations
  • U.S.-Mexico Border Dynamics
  • Urban politics
  • visual
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Culture
  • Voting Rights Policy
  • Women's literacy
  • Youth
  • youth and protective services
  • Youth in the Americas

Emma Sepulveda was born in Argentina and raised in Chile. She attended the University of Chile in Santiago until the coup d’etat of 1973. She immigrated to the United States in 1974 and completed her B.A. and M.A. at the University of Nevada Reno and eventually earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis. She is the author or co-author of 17 books, including works of poetry, non-fiction, photography, literary criticism and textbooks for teaching Spanish. In 2004, she became a Foundation Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. She was the first Latina/o to receive that distinction. Now, Emma is a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, continues to write and is a columnist for the Reno Gazette Journal and Ahora Newspaper on Latino issues.