Ibis Gómez-Vega

Ibis Gomez-Vega

Ibis Gómez-Vega

Associate Professor

Twentieth-Century American literature, Ethnic literature, American Drama, Gay & Lesbian literature

Office: RH 332
Email: ibis@niu.edu

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Houston, 1995
M.A. University of Houston, 1979
B.A. University of Houston, 1976

Professional Interests

Ethnic American Literature, including authors Diana Abu-Jaber, Raymond Carver, Julia Alvarez, Ana Castillo
Women’s Studies
Cuban and Caribbean literature

Selected Publications

  • “Naomi Shihab Nye’s Essays and Poems: Extreme Realities.” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 30 (Spring 2010): 109-133.
  • “Inscriptions of Race, Class, and Gender in Mariana Romo-Carmona’s Living at Night.” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 24.2 (Spring 2009): 40-52.
  • “Losing Everything in David Wong Louie’s ‘In a World Small Enough.’” Short Story 16.2 (Fall 2008): 63-77.
  • “The Memory of Loss in Diana Abu-Jaber’s Arabian Jazz.” South Atlantic Review 72.3 (Summer 2007): 17-37.
  • “Rationalizing the ‘Decentered’ White Male in Neil Simon’s The Prisoner of Second Avenue.” American Drama 16.2 (Summer 2007): 56-79.