Diana   V.  Dominguez

Professor  

Office: BSABH 2.402
Phone: (956) 882-8853
Email: diana.dominguez@utrgv.edu

Dr. Diana V. Dominguez

Dr. Dominguez is a teacher, scholar, and poet; she is the 2014 recipient of the UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award and is a Fellow of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Her primary goal is to empower her students and create a community of engaged learners in her classrooms.





Selected Publications


  • Diana Dominguez. "Nevertheless, She Persisted: Jane Eyre at 170," Brownsville, Texas: The Journal of South Texas English Studies 7, no. 1 (May 2018): 37-41.

  • Diana Dominguez. Review of The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. ALAN's Picks, August/September 2016, August 2016.

  • Diana Dominguez. Review of Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies: Female Desire in 1940s US Culture by Steven Dillon. Middletown, CT: Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries , November 2015.

  • Diana Dominguez. Review of An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste by Catherine M. Jones. Middletown, CT: Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries , 52, no. 3 November 2014.

  • Diana Dominguez. Review of The Language of Robert Burns: Style, ideology, and identity by Alex Broadhead. Middletown, CT: Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries , 52, no. 2 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014.

  • Diana Dominguez. Review of Tommy Stands Tall by Gloria L. Velásquez. ALAN's Picks, March 2014, March 2014.

  • Diana Dominguez. Review of Anne around the world: L. M. Montgomery and her classic ed. by Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell. Middletown, CT: Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries , 51, no. 5 January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014.

  • Diana Dominguez. Review of Turning the Pages of American Girlhood: The Evolution of Girls’ Series Fiction, 1865-1930 by Emily Hamilton-Honey. Middletown, CT: Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries , 51, no. 3 November 2013.

  • Diana Dominguez. Review of An Introduction to the Gawain Poet by John M. Bowers. Middletown, CT: Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 50, no. 3 November 2012.

  • Diana Dominguez. "Slipping into a new skin: Robin McKinley's Deerskin as reclamation of the feminine tradition in fairy tales," Brownsville, Texas: The Journal of South Texas English Studies 2, no. 1 (December 2010): n/a.



Selected Presentations


  • Amy Cummins and Diana Dominguez. "Representation Matters: The Importance of Youth Literature," NEXUS Symposium, UTRGV College of Liberal Arts, Brownsville, TX (April 2018)

  • Diana Dominguez. "From the Inside Out: Helping Students Connect to Difficult Texts through Creative Letter Writing Assignments," NEXUS Symposium, UTRGV College of Liberal Arts, UTRGV Brownsville campus (April 2018)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Little Red and/as the Wolf: The (Shape) Shifting Relationship between Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf," Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 2018)

  • Diana Dominguez. ""Sharp as Nails and Just as Hard": Women of the South Texas Vaquero Tradition," Weslaco Museum Saturday Afternoon Lecture Series, The Weslaco Museum, Weslaco, Texas (March 2017)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Playing with Gender and Genre: A critical re-evaluation of Laura E. Richards’s Margaret series for girls, 1897-1904," Children's Literature Association Annual Conference, Children's Literature Association, Columbus, Ohio (June 2016)

  • Diana Dominguez. "From the Inside Out: Using a Creative Letter Writing Assignment to Help Students Make Deeper Critical Connections to Difficult Literature," Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 2016)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Interactive Workshop on Transforming the Classroom into a Student-Centered Discovery Space," Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning, Austin, Texas, USA (January 2016)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Rigorous Fun: Using Wikis and Blogs in Literature Courses to Promote Substantive Undergraduate Research," Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 2015)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Flippin’ Literature: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Literature Classroom," Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 2014)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Before Nancy Drew: L. Frank Baum’s Josie O’Gorman as the First (and Only?) Professional Teen Girl Sleuth," Children’s Literature Association 40th Annual Conference, Children's Literature Association, Biloxi, Mississippi (June 2013)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Diana Dominguez. "Ancient Lives, Modern Voices: poetry selections," McAllen, Texas, USA (2017)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Dia de los Muertos/25th Anniversary of Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Celebration," Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers' Forum. San Benito, Texas, USA (2016)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Women’s Voices: In Honor of Women’s History Month," Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers' Forum. San Benito, Texas, USA (2016)

  • Diana Dominguez. ""Howling Geisha"," The Beatest State In The Union: An Anthology of Beat Texas Writers. Beaumont, Texas, USA (2016)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Goddess Wears Cowboy Boots book launch," Katherine Hoerth. McAllen, Texas, USA (2014)

  • Diana Dominguez. ""Barbie Wants Out"; "CATastrophe"," Interstice: A Literary Publication of South Texas College. McAllen, Texas, USA (2014)

  • Diana Dominguez. ""Her Daily Bread"; "Learning Cursive"; "Original Sin"," Boundless 2014: The Anthology of the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival. McAllen, Texas, USA (2014)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Boundless 2014 Publication Launch," Valley International Poetry Festival. McAllen, Texas, USA (2014)

  • Diana Dominguez. "Women’s Voices: In Honor of Women’s History Month," Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers' Forum. San Benito, Texas, USA (2014)

  • Diana Dominguez. ""Barefoot and Nameless"; "Revelations"," Interstice: A Literary Publication of South Texas College. McAllen, Texas, USA (2013)

Current Courses

CLAS 7100 02 - Continuing Thesis:
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ENGL 3313 01I - The Romantic Period:
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ENGL 6356 90L - Children's Lit. Art Pict Book:
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ENGL 3337 03I - Childrens/Adol Lit:
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ENGL 3337 04I - Childrens/Adol Lit:
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ENGL 3313 02I - The Romantic Period:
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