La Canoa Legacy Talks - Nina Otero-Warren: New Mexican 20th Century Mujerota


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This lecture was part of the La Canoa lecture series presented by UNM's Center for Regional Studies and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

In celebration of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial, Dr. Anna Nogar explores the many facets of Nina Otero-Warren. Early 20th century nuevomexicana, Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren, ran for national office as a Republican candidate to Congress from New Mexico in 1922, shortly after women had gained the right to vote. An advocate of suffrage, Otero-Warren achieved political prominence for her promotion of Spanish/English education and involvement in educational and health efforts supporting Indo-Hispano nuevomexicanos. Otero-Warren authored Old Spain in Our Southwest (1936), was superintendent of schools, and an educator who supported herself and her extended family; in short, a nuevomexicana mujerota.


Anna Nogar is Associate Professor of Hispanic Southwest Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UNM. Dr. Nogar’s teaching and research specializations include Mexican American cultural and literary studies; colonial Mexico; early modern writers and communities of reading; and community oral histories.

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