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 deployed in the picturebook art form. My project considers how aesthetic/political strategies contribute to decolonial 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