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Ibis Gómez-Vega, Cuban humanities educator. Fulbright scholar, 2002, 2003. Member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, AMIGA: Latina Lesbians.


Gómez-Vega, Ibis was born on December 20, 1952 in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. United States. Daughter of Rodolfo Gómez-Oramas and Angela Vega-González.


She attended the Colorado Women's College, between 1972-73. Subsequently she attended the University of Houston, where she earned her B.A. in 1976, M.A. in 1979, and Ph.D. in 1995.


Her dissertation was titled "The Journey Home: Caribbean Women Writers Face the Wreckage of History." Gómez-Vega began teaching college courses as a graduate student at the University of Houston in 1978. Since 1995, she has taught at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, where she is an associate professor of English. Sabiha Sorgun, "Seeing What Is Invisible to the Eye: Postmodern Spirituality in Ibis Gómez-Vega's " Crítica Hispánica 30.1-2 (2008): 174-91.

Troy-Smith, Jean. "A Weave of Women in Send My Roots Rain by Ibis Gómez-Vega." Called to Healing: Reflections on the Power of Earth's Stories in Women's Lives. New York: State University of New York Press, 1996.


In addition to her creative writing, Gómez-Vega has contributed numerous articles, reviews, and essays to such publications as Intertexts, Voces: Journal of Chicana / Latina Studies, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, The Americas Review, MMLA: The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Crítica Hispánica, The Southern Quarterly, Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, and American Drama.


Member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, AMIGA: Latina Lesbians.


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Rodolfo Gómez-Oramas

Angela Vega-González