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(June 8, 2019) Attending the Digital Humanities Studies Institute

I was fortunate to take the course, "Race, Social Justice, & DH: Applied Theories and Methods v. 2.0" at DHSI, which was held at the University of Victoria. The course instructors were Dorothy Kim (Brandeis University) and Angel David Nieves (San Diego State University) … [Read more...]

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(Mar. 27, 2019) Presenting at 4th Biennial Latina/o Literature Conference

At the CUNY John Jay 4th Biennial Latina/o Literature Conference, I presented as part of a panel dedicated to the 2018 edited collection, Dialectical Imaginaries: Materialist Approaches to U.S. Latino/a Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism, published by the University of … [Read more...]

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(Mar. 12, 2019) Formation of Latinx Canon essay cited in Boston Review

In her review of the anthology, Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing, edited by Carmen Giménez Smith and John Chávez, Rachel Galvin cites the essay that Raphael Dalleo and I wrote for the Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature. Galvin helpfully … [Read more...]

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(Mar. 8, 2019) Presenting on Lin-Manuel Miranda at Digitizing Race Conference

The Latinx Project at NYU put together an amazing conference on "Digitizing Race: making Latinx in the 21st Century" and I was fortunate to present on a panel moderated by Cristina Beltrán entitled, "Social Media for Social Change." I shared material from my essay, “Debt of … [Read more...]

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(Feb. 24, 2019) Essay on In The Heights Published in Dialectical Imaginaries

Check out the essay I recently published as part of the collection, Dialectical Imaginaries: Materialist Approaches to U.S. Latino/a Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism, edited by Carlos Gallego and Marcial González. In "Bodega Sold Dreams: Middle-Class Panic and the … [Read more...]

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(Sept. 10, 2018) Essay on MFA Generation Published in Latino Studies

Check out the essay I recently published in Latino Studies entitled, "Generation MFA: Neoliberalism and the shifting cultural capital of US Latinx writers." This essay describes the emergence of an MFA generation of Latinx writers as a neoliberal phenomenon that offers critics … [Read more...]

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(Sept. 9, 2018) Clio Review of Market Aesthetics

The journal CLIO has published a review of Market Aesthetics. Erin M. Fehskens comments on how Market Aesthetics is “models a pitch perfect method of engaging author intentionality through a robust close reading of the form and content of [the] chosen novels.” She notes that … [Read more...]

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(July. 31, 2018) Essay on Lin-Manuel Miranda Published 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 shared 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...]