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(Sept. 10, 2021) Publication in “Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies”

My essay, “In pursuit of property and forgiveness: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton and In the Heights” appears in Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies (2021) from NYU Press and edited by Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas and Mérida M. Rúa. I'm honored to have my work appear alongside that of … [Read more...]

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(Aug 1, 2021) John P. Crozer Chair of English

I was recently awarded Bucknell’s John P. Crozer Chair of English Literature, which “honors a faculty member known for outstanding scholarship.” This endowed position begins on August 1, 2021 and provides $5,000 annually for five years. The annual research funds will support my … [Read more...]

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(May 28, 2021) Training Institute for Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

From May 23-28, I attended the Inside-Out Center Training Institute, hosted by Temple University. The training was a six-day, 40+ hour program that introduced me to the pedagogy and strategies necessary for developing a course as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. To … [Read more...]

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(Jan. 7, 2021) MLA Convention with “Afro-Latinx Stories” Panel

At the 2021 MLA Convention, I had the fortune of organizing and presiding over a Special Session entitled, “Afro-Latinx Stories,” which is co-sponsored by the MLA's LLC Latina and Latino (G100) Forum and the LLC African American Forum. I want to thank my colleagues in the African … [Read more...]

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(Oct. 28, 2020) Decolonizing Diasporas/Afro-Atlantic Lit: A Panel Discussion

Join the virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 PM Eastern/6:30 PM Central about Yomaira C. Figueroa-Vásquez's new book, Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature. Mapping literature from Spanish-speaking sub-Saharan … [Read more...]

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(Sept. 20, 2020) Afro-Latinx Stories Panel Goes Virtual for MLA 2021 Convention

The “Afro-Latinx Stories” panel is scheduled as a Special session for the 2021 MLA convention, which will be held entirely online! The panel will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2020, from 1:45 PM-3:00 PM EST and is co-sponsored by MLA's LLC Latina and Latino (G100) … [Read more...]

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(May 19, 2020) Afro-Latinx Stories Panel accepted for MLA 2021 Convention

The “Afro-Latinx Stories” panel proposed for the 2021 MLA convention in Toronto has been approved as a Special Session! Co-sponsored by MLA's LLC Latina and Latino (G100) Forum and the LLC African American Forum. Check out the complete panel abstract, presenters, and … [Read more...]

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(May 5, 2020) Latino/a Canon cited in Latinx Literature Now

In Latinx Literature Now: Between Evanescence and Event (2019), Ricardo L. Ortiz “suggest[s] that, beginning in 2007 with the appearance of Raphael Dalleo and Elena Machado Sáez’s The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), […] the … [Read more...]

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(April 2, 2020) US Latinx Twitter Essay published in Archipelagos

Check out the essay I recently published in issue #4 of archipelagos: a journal of Caribbean digital praxis, edited by Kaiama L. Glover and Alex Gil. In "Debt of Gratitude: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Politics of US Latinx Twitter," I engage in an … [Read more...]

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(Mar. 26, 2020) 4th issue of Archipelagos journal launching April 2nd

My essay, "Debt of Gratitude: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Politics of US Latinx Twitter," will be appearing in the new issue of archipelagos, which is set to launch on April 2, 2020! Abstract: This essay, which engages in an analysis of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s invocation of “for … [Read more...]