Marianita   Escamilla

Lecturer III  

Office: ELABS 205A
Phone: (956) 665-8771
Email: marianita.escamilla@utrgv.edu

Ms. Marianita Escamilla

Ms. Escamilla earned a BS in Biology, an MA in Literature at the University of Texas Pan American. She worked as a forensic scientist (DNA analyst) for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Today, she is a Lecturer III at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she teaches freshmen composition and sophomore literature classes. Her research projects include ethnography studies and has adopted service learning in her classroom.





Selected Publications


  • Marianita Escamilla. "Death Seraph". Devilfish Review. 2012.

  • Marianita Escamilla. "Just Smile". The Gallery Magazine, 2011.

  • Marianita Escamilla. "Untitled". The Gallery Magazine, 2011.

  • Marianita Escamilla. "Grandma". The Gallery Literature Magazine, 2010.

  • Marianita Escamilla. ""Seek and Ye Shall Find"," The Monitor Newspaper, 2009.



Selected Presentations


  • Marianita Escamilla, Katherine Hoerth, and Maria Herrera. "Poetry of Health and Healing," FESTIBA, UTRGV, Edinburg (March 2017)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "Zombies? Yes, Zombies: A talk on the service learning project," RhetX, UTRGV Department of Writing and Language Studies, UTRGV Edinburg (November 2016)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "Language Testimonio," FESTIBA –conference panel reader, (2011)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "I Just Want to Sell My Beans," FESTIBA conference panel reader, (2009)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "Grandma," University of Texas-Pan American, (2009)

  • Marianita Escamilla. FESTIBA conference panel, (2008)

  • Marianita Escamilla. First Annual Valley International Poetry Festival, (2008)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "Seek and Ye Shall Find," McAllen Art Walk, (2008)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "Tea Party”," McAllen Art Walk, (2008)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "The Whole Truth novel excerpt," McAllen Library, (2007)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • "Festiba: The Poetry of Health and Healing," Contributors and editors of riverSedge. Edinburg, TX (2017)

Current Courses

ENGL 1301 89S - Rhetoric & Composition I:
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ENGL 1301 13S - Rhetoric & Composition I:
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ENGL 1301 41S - Rhetoric & Composition I:
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ENGL 1301 05 - Rhetoric & Composition I:
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ENGL 1301 11S - Rhetoric & Composition I:
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ENGL 1302 05 - Rhetoric & Composition II:
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