Gloria E. Anzaldúa (Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa born in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas on September 26, 1942 – May 15, 2004) was considered a leading scholar of Chicano cultural theory and Queer theory. She loosely based her most well-known book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza on her life growing up on the Mexican-Texas border and incorporated her lifelong feelings of social and cultural marginalization into her works.
“Do work that matters. It's worth it" Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (1942 – 2004) a scholar of Chicano cultural theory, feminist theory, and Queer theory...
Gloria Anzaldua’s book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, published in 1987, is the story of existence in several cultures near the Mexico/Texas border. It is also the story of Mexican-Indian history, mythology, and cultural philosophy. The book examines physical and emotional borders, and its ideas range from religion to how lesbians find a sense of belonging in a straight world.