Maria Herrera Sobek

Maria Herrera Sobek
Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity Equity and Academic Policy

Contact Phone

(805) 893-5114

Office Location

5105 Cheadle Hall


Literature, gender, cultural studies, oral traditions, feminist theory, film documentaries, nationalist & ethnic construction theories, theories on aesthetic activism


B.A.: Arizona State University
M.A.: University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles


  • Film Documentaries
  • Nationalist and Ethnic Construction Theories
  • Theories on Aesthetic Activism



Film: Luis Leal:  A Journey of 100 Years.  Co-Produced with Mario Garcia and Francisco Lomelí. With Janette García (filmmaker).  2008, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Film: Mexican Immigration with Dignity.  With Dorothy Littlejohn (filmmaker). 2008, Santa Barbara, California.

"Afromestizo Iconography:  Representation, Ideology, and Politics in Mexican Caste Paintings." In Cien Años de Lealtad en Honor a Luis Leal/One Hundred Years of Loyalty in Honor of Luis Leal, Vol. I & II. Edited by Sara Poot Herrera, Francisco Lomelí, and Maria Herrera-Sobek. Mexico City: University of California, Santa Barbara. 2007.

"The Dysfunctional Family in Lucha Corpi's Detective Novels." In Family
Reflections:  The Contemporary American Family in the Arts
. Edited by Carmen Flys Junquera and Maurice A. Lee.  Alcala de Henares (Madrid): Universidad de Alcalá, 2007. Pp. 319-331.

"Hullabaloo and Other Delicious Tales:  Constructing Identity and the Chicano/a Child in  Pat Mora's Children's Literature." In Latina/o Images for the 21st Century:  Interethnic Relations and Politics of Representation in the United States.  Edited by Josef Raab. Bielefeld, Germany: University of Bielefeld, Germany. (forthcoming, 2009).