Patricia Trujillo is a Chicana feminist scholar from Española, New Mexico. She teaches and writes about women’s issues, representations of acequia- and landbased cultures, and food/farm justice in New Mexico literature. Trujillo is deputy cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Higher Education Department. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Languages and Letters at Northern New Mexico College and was founding director of the college’s Office of Equity and Diversity. Trujillo believes in the power of story to shape and heal communities. She has a PhD in U.S. Latina/Latino literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio, was creative writing editor for the journal Chicana/Latina Studies from 2016 to 2021, and has numerous publications in journals and anthologies, including the forthcoming 50 Years of Ms. She sits on the boards of Tewa Women United, the LANL Foundation, Rural Opportunities for College Access, and NewMexicoWomen.org.

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