AboutExecutive Board

Norma E. Cantú

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Past President


Norma E. Cantú, the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University, worked in the Folk and Traditional Arts Program at the NEA and continues to promote public folklore programs in the community. A prolific writer, she published the award winning autobioethnography, Canícula, and her novel Cabañuelas based on fieldwork on fiestas in Spain will be out in February. Her scholarly articles and books reside in the fields of folklore, literary studies, women’s studies and border studies. An indefatigable advocate for young scholars, she edits book series at Palgrave and at Texas A&M Press.