(Dec. 14, 2017) Elected to MLA’s Latina and Latino Committee

Today I received the official word from the Modern Language Association that I have been elected to a five-year term on the executive committee of the forum for Latina and Latino Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. That means I will serve as a member of the committee from January 8, 2018 until the end of the January 2023 convention.

The Latina and Latino forum organizes various panels on the topic of US Latinx Studies at the MLA convention by issuing thematic CFP’s in advance of the conference. Additionally, the forum is tasked with sustaining a scholarly community and offers opportunities for networking outside of the convention sessions by hosting cash bar receptions, often in collaboration with other forums. Finally, Latina and Latino forum promotes Latinx literary studies via MLACommons.