- Discipline: English
- Organization: University of Texas at El Paso
Mimi Reisel Gladstein is a Professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is the author of five books and co-editor of two. The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga is a 2009 American Book Award winner. Gladstein’s scholarly articles cover subjects as diverse as feminism in the Harry Potter series and bilingual wordplay in Hemingway and Steinbeck. Her articles have been translated and published in both Mexico and Japan. International recognition includes the John J. and Angeline Pruis Award for teaching Steinbeck and the Burkhardt Award for Steinbeck scholarship. At the University of Texas at El Paso she has served as Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Chair of the English Department, Philosophy Department, Chair of Theatre, Dance, and Film and she was the first Director of the Women’s Studies Program. In 2006 she received the University Distinguished Achievement Award for Service to Students. The El Paso Commission for Women named her to their Hall of Fame in2011. The El Paso County Historical Society inducted her into their Hall of Honor. Currently, she is the faculty advisor for YAL (Young Americans for Liberty).