Gloria Anzaldua

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Birth Name

Gloria Anzaldua

Place Of Birth

Harlingen, USA


61 years old (died on May 14, 2004)

Birth Date

September 25, 1942

Star Sign


Gloria Anzaldua Facts

Child Star?



Activist, Poet, Author

Education & Qualifications

University of California

Net Worth

$1 million


Amalia, Urbano Anzaldua



Chinese Year

Year of the Horse

About Gloria Anzaldua 

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua was an activist, memoirist, poet, and author.

Amalia Anzaldua and Urbano Anzaldua are parents of Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua. She has three siblings.

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua was a scholar of queer theory, feminism, and Chicana cultural scholar from Harlingen, South Texas. Her famous memoir, 'Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza,' was loosely based on Anzaldua's childhood around the Mexican-Texas border, incorporating the culture and social marginalization. Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua also established theories about the mixed, in-between, and marginal cultures developing near the borders, which include concepts like spiritual activism, new tribalism, Coyoxaulqui imperative, and Nepantia. She is known for editing 'This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women Of Color' along with Cherrie Moraga. Anzaldua went to the University of Texas and the University of California in Santa Cruz. We will also discuss her family life, birthday, interests, and earnings.

Gloria Anzaldua's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Gloria Anzaldua’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua was $1 million at the time of her death.

How much did Gloria Anzaldua earn per year?

The annual amount of income earned by her annually is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Gloria Anzaldua?

The height of Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua is not known.

How old was Gloria Anzaldua?

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua was 61 years old when she died on May 15, 2004, in Santa Cruz, California.

Childhood And Education

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua was born in Texas to Urbano Anzaldua and Amalia Anzaldua under the zodiac sign of Libra in 1942. Her birthday was on September 26.

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua grew up with two brothers, Urbano and Oscar, and a sister, Hilda. In 1962, Anzaldua graduated from Edinburg High School as a valedictorian. She received a degree in Secondary Education, Art, and English in 1968 from the Pan American University of Texas and then a master's degree in Education and English from the University of Texas, Austin. Around that time, Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua joined politically active radical dramatists and cultural poets.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Gloria Anzaldua’s partner?

There is no information about the personal life of Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua started working as a special education and preschool teacher.

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua later started writing, giving lectures, and teaching about feminism, creative writing, and Chicano studies after moving to California at Florida Atlantic University, San Francisco State University, and many more. In 1981, with Cherrie Moraga, Anzaldua co-edited the 'This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women Of Color.' In 1990 and 2002, she edited 'Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative And Critical Perspectives By Women Of Color' and 'This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions For Transformation.' 'Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza' was Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua's semi-autobiographical work from 1987. The first half of this memoir discusses loneliness and isolation in borderlands, and the second half is poetry. Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua started Light In The Dark/Luz En Lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality' in the last decade of her life. The Duke University Press posthumously published it in 2015.

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua was best known for her work as a memoirist and an author. She was a Chicana cultural scholar and theorist. Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua contributed to queer theory and feminism. Her works are considered to be the basis of the growing Latinx Philosophy. She wrote many poetic and fictional works. Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua authored children's books like 'Prietita Has A Friend.'

What awards did Gloria Anzaldua win?

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua won American Book Award for the Before Columbus Book in 1986. In 1991, she received Lesbian Rights Award, Lambda Lesbian Small Book Press Award, and Fiction Award by the National Endowment For The Arts.

Other Interesting Gloria Anzaldua Facts And Trivia

  • Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua stated that her ethnic identity corresponds to her linguistic identity.

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