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(July. 31, 2018) Essay on Lin-Manuel Miranda in Musical Theater Journal

Check out the essay I recently published in a special issue of Studies in Musical Theater entitled, "Blackout on Broadway: Affiliation and audience in In the Heights and Hamilton."  The special issue dedicated to Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical, Hamilton, was guest edited by Peter … [Read more...]

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(July 13, 2018) Presenting on Latinx Twitter at Latina/o Studies Association Conference

At the third biennial conference of the Latina/o Studies Association in Washington, DC, I presented on a panel organized by Ylce Irizarry entitled, "Against the Grain: Producing Alternative Archives of Latinidad." I presented a comparative analysis of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s use of … [Read more...]

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(May 28, 2018) Presenting at International Conference on Chicano Literature and Latino Studies

At the 11th International Conference on Chicano Literature and Latino Studies, which was held in Salamanca, Spain, I presented on a panel organized by Ylce Irizarry entitled, "Against the Grain: Producing Alternative Archives of Latinidad," which was chaired by Amanda Gerke from … [Read more...]

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(May 24, 2018) Presenting on Miranda at LASA Conference

At the Latin American Studies Association Congress, which was held in Barcelona, Spain. I presented a comparative analysis of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s use of Twitter, distinguishing his rhetoric of affiliation from that of other Latinx writers. My fellow panelists were: Marisel … [Read more...]

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(Mar. 31, 2018) Presenting on Twitter at ACLA Conference

I participated in the "Contemporary Latina/o/x Aesthetics" Stream at the American Comparative Literature Association, which was held on the UCLA campus. I presented a comparative analysis of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s use of Twitter, distinguishing his rhetoric of affiliation from that … [Read more...]

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(Mar. 16, 2018) Presenting on Twitter at CUNY

I had the good fortune to present alongside Marci McMahon, in March 2018 at the Colloquium for the Study of Latina/o/x Culture and Theory, which is hosted by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Professor McMahon's presentation was entitled, "¡Pos Órale!: … [Read more...]

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(Feb. 19, 2018) New West Indian Guide Review of Market Aesthetics

The New West Indian Guide has published a review of Market Aesthetics. Cristina Rodriguez comments on how Market Aesthetics is “remarkably well researched,” with “literary analyses [that] masterfully thread the novels together.” She sees the book “encourag[ing] scholars of … [Read more...]

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(Jan. 20, 2018) Anthurium Review of Market Aesthetics

The journal Anthurium has published a review of Market Aesthetics. Paula Park posits that “Market Aesthetics gives new insights to how Caribbean diasporic writers seek to communicate with readers who consume their historical fiction.” Additionally, she argues that the book … [Read more...]

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(Jan. 4, 2018) Presenting on Twitter at MLA Convention

Despite the obstacles presented by the "bomb cyclone" blizzard, the MLA 2018 panel on "Digital Humanities in Practice: Caribbean Models" was a resounding success. Megan Jeanette Myers of Iowa State University moderated thepanel. While Kaiama L. Glover of Barnard College was … [Read more...]

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(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 … [Read more...]