Andrea Delgado

Andrea Delgado
(707) 826-5958
Founders Hall 221

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I grew up in Los Angeles, where I got huarache tan lines in the summer sun and heard stories about the way life used to be in the small towns in Mexico from which my family emigrated. One of my current projects, Captured on VHS: Personal Narratives Situated in History, invites Humboldt community members to preserve their personal or family memories stored on old media formats, like VHS, and then make a digital storytelling project using the footage to highlight how History with a capital ‘H’ happens in our living rooms and kitchens. The stories we tell shape the reality around us. My other project, titled An Explosion of Voices Unheard, Los Angeles '92, explores how the narratives crafted about Los Angeles in 1992–and other moments of racialized uprising—frame our understanding about the events and often serve to delegitimize rioting as a form of protest, specifically by portraying the events as disorganized, illogical, and irrelevant to any legitimate civil rights or protest movement. When not at Humboldt, I enjoy spending time with my partner, Kris, and with our dog, Erika, cat, Kitty, and 10 chickens.

Specialty Areas

Cultural and Digital Rhetorics, Chicanx/Latinx Literature, American Ethnic Literature.


Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Cinema, and Media, University of Washington, Seattle.

Courses Taught

English 240: Literature of the Americas
English 311: Environmental Writing | Creating Art, Creating Change
English 318: Cultural Rhetorics: Wild Tongues Cannot be Tamed | Writing Identity into Research
English 465: Radical Hope: Afrofuturism and Chicanxfuturism
English 612: Theories of Rhetoric and Composition; 615: Digital Humanities.


Book Chapters
Sturgis, M., Evans, B., Brekke, A., Delgado, A., Lee, E., “Seen" But Not Heard: BIPOC Graduate Students using Polyvocal Narratives, Co-Witnessing, and Spectral Engagement.”
Confronting Critical Equity and Inclusion Incidents on Campus: Lessons Learned and Emerging Practices, edited by Hannah Oliha-Donaldson, Routledge, 2020.

Naraghi, Y., Delgado, A., “Inhabiting Transnationalism: The Production, Embodiment, and Appropriation of Transnational Identity.”
Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples, the 50th anniversary volume of the Journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association. 2021.