University of Notre Dame
Boria-Rivera is a Ph.D Candidate in the English Department and Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her dissertation considers the role of literary representations of the maternal in the development of late XX century American literature by Latinas and focuses on the historical consciousness of policed maternity, particularly in relation to controlled fertility during the period of the Cold War.Boria-Rivera's project seeks to understand why important histories of maternal repression are almost absent from literary texts that often try to recover and retell the history of major waves of Latin American immigration to the US at the period of the Cold War.
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