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Dr. Carolina E. Alonso was born and raised in the Mexico-United States Border (Reynosa- Rio Grande Valley). As a first-generation college student, she obtained a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas-Pan American, now UTRGV, in Spanish and Latin American Literature, where she taught Spanish classes. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in Spanish with subspecialties in US Latinx and Latin American Literatures, Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. At the University of Houston, she worked as a Research Fellow in the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project where she worked with Latina/o archives. She was also appointed Teaching Fellow in the Hispanic Studies Department and in the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, where she taught and designed courses from beginning to advanced level.

Dr. Alonso joined Fort Lewis College (Durango, Colorado) in 2016 where she works as an Assistant Professor in the Modern Languages and Sociology Department. She is also an affiliated professor in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. Dr. Alonso is the faculty advisor of the student organizations LatinX and El Club de Español. She is the founder of Bibliotierra: Travelling Library, and is part of the podcast La Mesa Futbolera.