Tania Libertad Balderas

Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of English and Creative Writing
Dartmouth College

Originally from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Tania Libertad Balderas is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow within the Department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of New Mexico, an MA in English Literature from l'Université de Lausanne, and a B.A. in Theater Arts from New Mexico State University. Her fields of study are 20th Century Comparative Literature, centering on Chicanx, Latin American, Francophone Caribbean, and Native American Literature. She specializes in Marxism, feminism, theater studies, anti-imperialism, and decolonial theories.

Her current book project, Resistance Narratives: Storytelling of Transnational Insurgencies in 1960-70s US and Mexico, traces the interrelationship between the novels, autobiographies, theater plays, and oral histories that center the participation of women in the American Indian Movement (AIM), the Chicano/a Movement, and the “Dirty War” in Mexico. Her project emphasizes how these narratives articulate notions of decolonization, self-determination, women’s liberation, and the existence and significance of transnational solidarity networks established in their struggle for liberation.