Nebraska Authors

Norma Cantu

AKA: Norma Elia Cantu

Born 1947

Professor and Author

Places Lived

Laredo, TX
Kingsville, TX
Lincoln, NE
San Antonio, TX
Kansas City, MO
Washington D.C.
Santa Barbara, CA

Author Of

  • Fiction




Associates in Arts Degree, 1970, Laredo Junior College, Laredo, TX
Bachelor's Degree in English and Political Science, cum laude, 1973, Texas A&I University-Laredo, Laredo, TX
Master of Science Degree in English, 1976, Texas A & I University, Kingsville, TX
Ph.D., 1982, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Professor of English
Professor of Latina Studies

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Laredo State University, Laredo, TX
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Texas A & M International University, Laredo, TX
University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
National Endowment for the Arts
Center for Children's Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara


Novel "Canicula" winner of the Premio Aztlan in 1996
Outstanding Alumni Award, Laredo Community College, Laredo, Texas
Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997


Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en al Frontera. Hair Matters. 1999.

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