OMSA Heritage Series Presents: Erika L. Sánchez

Oct. 14

6:00–7:00 pm
Hybrid format: 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave. and Zoom

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs kicks off its Autumn 2021 Heritage Series with Erika L. Sánchez, who will discuss her work and experience as a Latina in higher education and the literary world. Sánchez is a novelist, poet, feminist, and cheerleader for young women everywhere. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Young Adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (Knopf, 2017), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the acclaimed debut poetry collection, Lessons in Expulsion (Graywolf Press, 2017). Sánchez was the recipient of a Princeton Arts Fellowship, a CantoMundo Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship to Madrid, a Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She was recently appointed the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair in the Latin American and Latino Studies Department at DePaul University.

This is a hybrid event, with an in-person viewing party at 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave. and a Zoom meeting option. Students are prioritized for the in-person event, while the Zoom meeting is open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and the Center for Latin American Studies.