Betsy Dahms obtained a B.A. in Spanish from Centre College and a M.A. and Ph.D in Hispanic Studies with a certificate in Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Kentucky. Dahms teaches Latin American and U.S. Latinx Literatures in addition to Spanish language courses.
Dahms' publications include:
"Es mucho hombre esta mujer: Una lectura Queer de Teresa en Sab" published in Retomando la palabra: las pioneras del diecinueve en diálogo con la crítica contemporánea (Iberoamericana),
"Shamanic Urgency and Two-Way Movement as Writing Style in the Works of Gloria Anzaldúa" (Letras Femeninas),
“Compulsory Heterosexuality in Gloria Anzaldúa’s ‘El Paisano is a bird of good omen.’” (El Mundo Zurdo 3),
"Queering Citizenship: UndocuQueer and Immigration Reform" (Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary Studies Journal Published by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University)
"Working with Anzaldúa’s Writing Notas: An Archival Experiment in Three Parts" with AnaLouise Keating and Kelli Zaytoun (El Mundo Zurdo 5) .
Dahms is currently co-editing an anthology entitled Queer Perspectives in Anzaldúa: Post/Borderlands.