Faculty Profile

Priscilla Ybarra

Title
Associate Professor
Department
English
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Rice University, 2007.
Major: English
Degree Specialization: Chicana/o Studies and Ecocriticism
Dissertation Title: Walden Pond in Aztlan?: A Literary History of Chicana/o Environmental Writing, 1848 to the Present
MA, Rice University, 2005.
Major: English
Degree Specialization: Chicana/o Literature and Ecocriticism
BA, University of North Texas, 1997.
Major: English

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ENGL 6941.752, Directed Research, Spring 2021
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
ENGL 6530.001, Seminar in American Literature and Culture, 1865 to the Present, Spring 2021 SPOT
ENGL 2326.001, American Literature, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
ENGL 4150.001, Literary Criticism, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3922.002, Chicano Literature, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
ENGL 5900.747, Special Problems, Spring 2020
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
ENGL 5810.001, Survey of Critical Theory, Fall 2019 SPOT
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2019
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
ENGL 4650.001, Literature and the Environment, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
ENGL 4150.001, Literary Criticism, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3922.002, Chicano Literature, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
ENGL 3000.001, Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
ENGL 3840.003, American Literature 1870 to the Present, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.752, Directed Research, Spring 2017
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
ENGL 6941.752, Directed Research, Fall 2016
ENGL 6950.752, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
ENGL 3000.003, Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5810.001, Survey of Critical Theory, Fall 2016 SPOT
ENGL 3922.002, Chicano Literature, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.752, Directed Research, Spring 2016
ENGL 5520.001, Studies in American Literature and Culture, 1865 to 1914, Spring 2016 SPOT
ENGL 3922.001, Chicano Literature, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.752, Directed Research, Fall 2015
ENGL 4650.001, Literature and the Environment, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5640.001, Mexican American Literature and Theory, After 1954, Fall 2015 SPOT
WMST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5730.001, Literature and the Environment, Spring 2015
ENGL 3846.001, Mexican American Non Fiction and Criticism, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ENGL 4900.752, Special Problems, Spring 2015
ENGL 5900.747, Special Problems, Spring 2015
ENGL 2500.004, Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 2500.006, Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 3922.001, Chicano Literature, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 4450.001, Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s), Spring 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 3922.001, Chicano Literature, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ENGL 3922.002, Chicano Literature, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ENGL 4650.001, Literature and the Environment, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2013 Syllabus
WMST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ENGL 5635.001, Mexican American Literature and Theory, Before 1954, Fall 2012
ENGL 5635.791, Mexican American Literature and Theory, Before 1954, Fall 2012
ENGL 3846.001, Mexican American Non Fiction and Criticism, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 3840.004, American Literature 1870 to the Present, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 3922.001, Chicano Literature, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 5900.747, Special Problems, Spring 2012
ENGL 4400.003, American Fiction, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ENGL 3922.001, Chicano Literature, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ENGL 3922.001, Chicano Literature, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ENGL 3922.002, Chicano Literature, Fall 2010 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Ybarra, P. S., Wald, S. D., Vazquez, D., Ray, S. J. (2019). Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:.
Ybarra, P. S. (2016). Writing the Goodlife: Mexican American Literature and the Environment. University of Arizona Press.
Book Chapter
Ybarra, P. S., Wald, S. D. (2019). An Organic Being in the Middle of Chicago: An Interview with Ana Castillo. Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:.
Ybarra, P. S., Wald, S. D., Vazquez, D., Ray, S. J. (2019). Introduction: Why Latinx Environmentalisms. Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:.
Ybarra, P. S. (2019). The Body Knows and the Land Has Memory: An Interview with Cherríe Moraga. Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:.
Ybarra, P. S., Brady, M. P. (2017). "Writing the New Borderlands". American Literature II: The 20th and 21st Centuries in American Literature. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale.
Ybarra, P. S. (2012). Environmental Wisdom in Two Mexican American Novels: An Ecocritical Reading of _And the Earth Did Not Devour Him_ and Bless Me, Ultima_. Salem Press.
Ybarra, P. S. (2011). "Erasure by U.S. Legislation: Ruiz de Burton's Nineteenth Century Novels and the Lost Archive of Mexican American Environmental Knowledge.". Ecocriticism for the Twenty-First Century. Routledge.
Ybarra, P. S., Marcone, J. (2008). "Inhabiting and Unearthing: Chicana/o and Mexican Environmental Writing". Teaching North American Environmental Literature. Modern Language Association.
Ybarra, P. S. (2004). "'Lo que quiero es tierra': Longing and Belonging in Cherrie Moraga's Ecological Vision". New Perspectives on Environmental Justice: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism. Rutgers University Press.
Encyclopedia Article
Ybarra, P. S. (2009). "Chicana/o Environmental Ethics". Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. Macmillan.
Journal Article
Ybarra, P. S. (2009). "Borderlands as Bioregion: Jovita Gonzalez, Gloria Anzaldua, and the Twentieth Century Ecological Revolution in South Texas". MELUS.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Ybarra, P. S. (2019). The Land Has Memory: An Interview With the Playwright, Poet, and Essayist Cherríe Moraga. (Winter), . Northampton, Massachusetts: Orion Society.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Ybarra, P. S. (Principal), "Aldo and Estella Leopold Writing Residency," Sponsored by Aldo Leopold Foundation and the National Forest Service, Local, $500 Funded. (June 1, 2016July 1, 2016).
Grant - Research
Ybarra, P. S., "Faculty Development Leave," Sponsored by Office of the Provost, University of North Texas, Funded. (August 2017December 2017).
Ybarra, P. S., "Scholarly and Creative Activity Award," Sponsored by Office of Research and Innovation, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (January 2017December 2017).
Ybarra, P. S., "La Colectiva: Women of Color Faculty Mentoring Group," Sponsored by UNT Faculty Success Program, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (20132014).
Ybarra, P. S., "Avanzamos: El Taller Chicana/o Writing Workshop," Sponsored by Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences, and Office of Research and Economic Development, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (20132013).
Ybarra, P. S., "Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship," Sponsored by Office of Research and Economic Development, University of North Texas, $2500 Funded. (20132013).
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Challenge and
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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