Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson
Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Spanish

About Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Ph.D.

Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson is Associate Professor of Spanish and Film Studies at Westminster College. She previously served as Associate Provost for Diversity and Global Learning at Westminster from fall 2013 to spring 2015.

Solórzano-Thompson has a PhD and MA in Hispanic Literatures from Cornell University, a MA in Spanish Literature from Stanford University, and a BA in Spanish Literature from Cornell University. As a graduate student, she was part of the Scholar Exchange Program in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University; and she studied literature and history at the Universidad de Sevilla as an undergraduate. Solórzano-Thompson was the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson National Foundation Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship, was a Fulbright-García Robles Scholar in Mexico, and received a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the US Department of Education.

Using theoretical frameworks derived from Chicana/o theory and Queer Studies, Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson's published work contributes to our understanding of the multifaceted representations of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in Chicana/o, Latina/o, Iberian, and Latin American contemporary popular culture.

Prior to coming to Westminster, Solórzano-Thompson was Associate Professor and Department Chair at Whitman College, where she taught courses on Spanish, Latin American, and US Latina/o film, performance, and theater.

Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson is the current Chair of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS), an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Sephardic Studies Group of the Modern Language Association (MLA), Past-Chair of the National Association for Chicana and Chicana Studies (NACCS), Past Co-chair for the Mexico Section of Latin American Studies Association (LASA), and is an active member of Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH) and the Asociation for Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship (AJAAS).