Amy   Frazier

Lecturer II  

Office: BSABH 2202
Email: amy.frazier@utrgv.edu

Ms. Amy Frazier

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Short stories - fiction about the people of the Rio Grande Valley
  • Education

    • MA, English, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, 1995
    • BA, English, The University of Texas - Pan American, Brownsville, 1985
    • AA, Texas Southmost College, 1982




Selected Publications


  • William Yaworsky, Amy Frazier, and Elmer Sierra. "“Cattle Barons and the Creations of an Empire: A Case Study of the Expansion of the Kenedy Ranch of South Texas” published in Still More Studies in Rio Grande Valley History (2014)," Brownsville: Still More Studies in Rio Grande Valley History (2014).

  • Amy Frazier. ""Sinterklaas and the Swarte Piets"," Moraga, California: The Acentos Review (November 2013).

  • Amy Frazier. ""The Threshold"," Seattle, Washington: The Monarch Review (August 2012).

  • William Yaworsky, Amy Frazier, and Elmer Sierra. ""Land Grab or Legal Title Transfer? Reviewing the Evidence for Land Title Fraud in 19th Century South Texas"," Brownsville: Journal of South Texas (November 2011).

  • Amy Frazier and Luciano Sierra. ""Selected Figures from the Sierra/Valerio Family History"," Continuing Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. Brownsville, Texas: 2010.

  • Dr. Jesus Caquias. ed. The Ideal Body. 2010.



Selected Presentations


  • Amy Frazier. ""Shine Bright Your Inner Light"," University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Mathematics and Science Academy Awards Banquet, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Jacob Brown Auditorium, Texas Southmost College (May 2017)

  • Amy Frazier. ""Honoring Our Forefathers"," Two Countries One Lie Symposium, Two Countries One Lie, McAllen Public Library (April 2017)

  • Amy Frazier. ""Brujeria in South Texas"," National Association for Hispanic and Latino Studies International Forum, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island (October 2016)

  • Amy Frazier. ""The Plight of Our Forefathers"," 2nd Americas Spanish Borderlands Conference/Treaty Day: The Conference of Peace, Unity, and Friendship, University of New Mexico, University of New Mexico (February 2016)

  • Amy Frazier. ""The Valor of a Valley Vietnam Veteran"," The National Association for Hispanic and Latino Studies International Forum, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island (October 2015)

  • Amy Frazier and Glenn Sierra. ""Woman in Black"," The National Association for Hispanic and Latino Studies International Forum, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island (October 2015)

  • Amy Frazier. ""Our First Dutch Christmas with SinterKlaas and the Swarte Piets"," South Central Conference of Christianity and Literature, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 2011)

  • Amy Frazier. ""The Move to Tilburg"," The American Studies Association of Texas Conference, Texas A&M University, (November 2010)

  • Amy Frazier. ""The Ultimate Sacrifice of Unsung Heroes: Past and Present Christian and Non-Christian Christ-like Figures"," Northwest Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, Pace University, Manhattan, New York City (March 2010)

  • Amy Frazier. ""Grace Under Fire: Women of Virtue of Women of Pride?"," Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature, Houston Baptist University, Houston Baptist University (October 2009)

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