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. "Yes, There Will be Films," NEXUS, Brownsville (April 2018)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "What's with the Zombies?," Method to Madness Series, University Library, Edinburg (March 2018)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "Z Nation: The True Descendant of George A. Romero's Living Dead," FESTIBA--Comics Day, Words+Pictures, Edinburg (February 2018)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "The Rise of the Nerd: The Need for the Men of Letters in the TV show Spuernatural," Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM (February 2018)

  • Marianita Escamilla. "Community Building in London Study Abroad," Rhet X, UTRGV Department of Writing and Language Studies, Edinburg (November 2017)

  • 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)



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 1302 20S - Rhetoric & Composition II:
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ENGL 1302 22S - Rhetoric & Composition II:
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ENGL 1302 12S - Rhetoric & Composition II:
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ENGL 1301 104 - Rhetoric & Composition I:
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