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George Thomas

George Thomas

Department Chair Professor of Spanish


Department Chair
World Languages and Literatures
Office Phone(909) 537-5849
Office LocationUH-314


Professor and Chair, California State University, San Bernardino          2020-present

Professor and Chair, University of Northern Colorado                                2017-2020

Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Nevada, Reno                       2012-2017

Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Nevada, Reno                         2006-2012


Dr. George Antony Thomas is a specialist in colonial Latin American literature and culture. His research interests include the history of the book, gender/women's studies, and indigenous studies.  His first book, The Politics and Poetics of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, examines the political aesthetics of the colonial Mexican nun who is considered to be the "First Feminist of the Americas."  He contributed the concluding chapter to The Routledge Research Companion to the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.  More recently, he has published on the indigenous artist and writer Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala in Latin American Textualities and the Peruvian mestizo writer Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.  His forthcoming publications include a book chapter on representations of the Americas in early modern manuscript and print illustrations in Teaching the History of the Book (Univ. of Massachusetts Press).


Ph.D. Spanish                  Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2006                                

M.A. Spanish                   The University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 2000                

M.A.T. Spanish/English       Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, May 1996                  

B.A. Spanish/English         The University of Texas, Austin, May 1994 (Honors)