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(May 19, 2022) Publication in TikTok Cultures Book

My chapter, "Hype it Up: US Latinx Theater on TikTok," appears in the just published TikTok Cultures in the United States collection, edited by Trevor Buffone. The book focuses on "the role of TikTok in US popular culture, paying close attention to the app’s growing body of … [Read more...]

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(Mar. 28, 2022) John G. Medlin, Jr. Fellowship of the National Humanities Center

I've been fortunate enough to be awarded John G. Medlin, Jr. Fellowship by the National Humanities Center, which means I'll be in residence there for the 2022-2023 academic year. I'll be working on my research project, "Staging Activism in US Latinx Theater," and enjoying … [Read more...]

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(Feb. 24) Playwright Vanessa Garcia Visits Bucknell Class

The students of ENLS 213, Cuban-American, literature welcomed Vanessa Garcia to their class via Zoom. Garcia discussed her play, “The Cuban Spring” (2014), talked about her writing and research process, and shared her journey from the visual arts to theater. … [Read more...]

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(Jan. 4, 2022) Forthcoming TikTok Cultures Book

My essay, “Hype it Up: US Latinx Theater on TikTok,” will be appearing in the forthcoming, TikTok Cultures in the US, edited by Trevor Buffone. The hardcover version is already available for pre-order, so check that out here as well as other titles published as part of the … [Read more...]

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(Dec. 30, 2021) Latinx Forum and the Modern Language Association Convention

This is my final term as chair of the LLC Latina/Latino Forum, so I'm looking forward to attending the virtual panels we are hosting at the 2022 MLA Convention! Thursday, 6 January 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Session 163 Democracy and the Latinx Novel Presider: Alberto … [Read more...]

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(Dec. 13, 2021) Featuring Latinx Studies at NYU Press

On Monday, December 13, 2021, The Latinx Project held a feature of NYU Press books on Latinx Studies; including Jesica S. Fernández, author of Growing Up Latinx: Coming of Age in a Time of Contested Citizenship; Mary Beltran, author of the forthcoming Latino TV: A History; and … [Read more...]

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(Sept. 18, 2021) Market Aesthetics cited in Glover’s A Regarded Self

Kaiama Glover's A regarded self: Caribbean Womanhood and the Ethics of Disorderly Being (Duke UP, 2021) cites chapter 3, "Writing the Reader: Literacy and Contradictory Pedagogies in Julia Alvarez, Michelle Cliff, and Marlon James" from my book, Market Aesthetics: The Purchase of … [Read more...]

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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...]