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María Esther Quintana Millamoto

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Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Hispanic Studies
  • (979) 845-2124
  • ACAD 201D


Dr. María Esther Quintana Millamoto is an associate professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University. She served as the Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Hispanic Studies from 2017 to 2020. A native of Chihuahua, Mexico, she pursued a Master’s and PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Her book Los pícaros, bufones y cronistas de Maluco: La novela de los descubridores was published by Linardi y Risso in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 2008. Dr. Quintana’s second book, entitled Madres e hijas melancólicas en seis novelas étnicas de crecimiento de autoras latinas, was published in 2014 by Instituto Benjamin Franklin and University of Alcalá, in Pamplona Spain. She has also published critical essays in refereed journals in Cuba, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Her teaching fields are U.S. Latino Literature/Culture, Women’s Studies, and Latin American Literature/Culture. She is currently working on a project focusing on contemporary memoirs by Jewish Latin American Authors.

Research Interests

  • U.S. Latino Literature
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • Latinx Studies