Teresa Palomo Acosta
Teresa Palomo Acosta, poet and writer, is a founding member of the Ruthe
Winegarten Foundation. She and Winegarten wrote Las Tejanas: 300 Years of
History, published by the University of Texas Press in 2003 and awarded the T.
R. Fehrenbach Book Award from the Texas Historical Commission.
She served as a research associate for The New Handbook of Texas and has taught
Mexican American Women’s Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author
of three collections of poetry, Passing Time, Nile & Other Poems, and In the Season of
Change. Acosta is a writer at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the
University of Texas at Austin.