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Amalia Mesa-Bains

Amalia Mesa-Bains is a California-based artist, curator, and writer who has been associated with a number of pioneering exhibitions of Latino art, such as Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation and Mi Alma, Mi Terra, Mi Gente: Contemporary Chicana Art. Her powerful work incorporates various aspects of Chicano/a history, culture, and folk traditions and explores religion, ritual, Chicana history, and female rites of passage and the role each plays in the development of the Latina psyche.

She holds a BA in painting from San Jose State University, an MA in interdisciplinary education from San Francisco State University, and an MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the School of Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute in Berkeley.

South End Press titles by Amalia Mesa-Bains

cover Homegrown
Engaged Cultural Criticism