Lettycia Terrones

PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)

MLIS (children's and youth services concentration), University of California, Los Angeles

BA, English, University of California, Berkeley

Research focus

I use interdisciplinary methods, particularly Chicana Feminist Theory and Performance Studies, to interrogate strategies for minoritarian resistance and survivance deployed in the picturebook art form. My project considers how aesthetic/political strategies contribute to library services for children and families. Through this work, I aim to foster conversations between critical ethnic studies approaches in library science curriculum and children's library services.

Honors and Awards

  • Children's Literature Association, Graduate Student Essay Ph.D. Honor Award, 2018
  • Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Nicholson Graduate Fellowship, 2018
  • Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Research Fellowship, 2018
  • ALA Spectrum Scholar, 2006

Publications & Papers

Terrones, Lettycia. "Tracing Activist Genealogies in Latina Children's Librarianship." Research on Diversity in Youth Literature, vol. 1, no. 2, 2019, pp.1-27.

Terrones, Lettycia. "Pedagogies of the Home in the Art and Narrative of Chicana/o Picturebooks." Bilingual Review/Revista Biling├╝e, 2017, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 137-163. 

Terrones, Lettycia. "Praxis of Refusal: Self-Fashioning and Throwing Attitude in The First Rule of Punk." Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chican@/Latin@ Young Adult Literature, edited by Boffone, Trevor and Cristina Herrera, forthcoming with University Press of Mississippi.