Lorena Gauthereau’s 2017 dissertation, “Class, Race, and the Coloniality of Power in Mexican American Literature,” was written under the supervision of Professor Jose Aranda. Her fields of scholarship include Chicana/o Studies, class analysis, affect theory, and postcolonial theory.
Lorena holds an M.A. From Rice in Hispanic Studies, and undertook, as a graduate student, a series of digital, recovery, and translation projects, including the Americas Archive.
In Fall 2017, she began a position as a CLIR/DLF-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Houston's Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project (Recovery Project). Beginning 2019, Lorena will also serve as the Principal Investigator for a recently-funded grant: "Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality," funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).