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Ella Maria Diaz

Associate Professor

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 65
434 Rockefeller Hall

Educational Background




Ella Maria Diaz is an associate professor in English and Latina/o Studies at Cornell University. A lecturer for six years at the San Francisco Art Institute (2006—2012), Diaz’s book Flying Under the Radar with the Royal Chicano Air Force: Mapping a Chicano/a Art History (2017) explores the art, poetry, performance, and political activism of a vanguard Chicano/a art collective founded in Sacramento, California, in the 1970s and in the context of the U.S. civil rights movement. Diaz has published in several anthologies as well as articles with Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano StudiesChicana-Latina Studies Journal,  and ASAP/Journal.



  • American Studies Program
  • English
  • Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
  • Latina/o Studies Program
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program

Graduate Fields

  • English Language and Literature
  • Latino Studies


  • U.S. Latina/o and Chicana/o literatures and visual cultures
  • Critical studies
  • Feminist studies
  • U.S. Latina/o diaspora


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