Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson
Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Film Studies

About Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Ph.D.

Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson is Associate Provost for Diversity and Global Learning at Westminster College.

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 Past-Chair of the National Association for Chicana and Chicana Studies (NACCS), 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 Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS).