Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Chapters in Edited Collections

“Hype it Up: US Latinx Theater on TikTok,” TikTok Cultures in the United States. Ed. Trevor Buffone. Routledge Focus on Digital Media and Culture Series. New York: Routledge, 2022.

“In pursuit of property and forgiveness: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton and In the Heights.Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies. Eds. Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas and Mérida M. Rúa. New York: NYU Press, 2021. 332-343. [Abridged reprint of “Blackout on Broadway” in Studies in Musical Theater.]

Bodega Sold Dreams: Middle-Class Panic and the Crossover Aesthetics of In the Heights.” Dialectical Imaginaries: Materialist Approaches to U.S. Latino/a Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism. Eds. Carlos Gallego and Marcial González. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018. 187-216.

Static Signals: Celia Cruz, Santería and Markets of Latinidad in Jennine Capó Crucet’s How to Leave Hialeah.” Write in Tune: Representing Contemporary Music in Fiction. Eds. Erich Hertz and Jeff Roessner. New York: Bloomsburg, 2014.

Co-author with Raphael Dalleo. “The Formation of a Latino/a Canon.” In Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature. Eds. Frances Aparicio and Suzanne Bost, 385-395. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Debt of Gratitude: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Politics of US Latinx Twitter,” archipelagos: a journal of Caribbean digital praxis: 4 (2020).

Generation MFA: Neoliberalism and the Shifting Cultural Capital of U.S. Latinx Writers.” Latino Studies: 16.3 (2018): 361-383.

Blackout on Broadway: Affiliation and Audience in In the Heights and Hamilton.” Hamilton: A Special Issue. Guest Ed. Peter C Kunze. Studies in Musical Theater 12.2 (2018): 181-197.

Dictating Desire, Dictating Diaspora: Junot Díaz’s Oscar Wao as Foundational Romance.” Contemporary Literature 52.3 (November 2011): 522-555.

Reconquista: Ilan Stavans and the Indigenous Other in Multiculturalist Latino Discourse.” Latino Studies 7.4 (Winter 2009): 410-434.


Bittersweet (Be)Longing: Filling the Void of History in Andrea Levy’s Fruit of the Lemon.” Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal 4.1 (2006).

Postcoloniality, Atlantic Orders, and the Migrant Male in the Writings of Caryl Phillips.” Small Axe: A Journal of Criticism 9.1 (March 2005): 17-39.


The Global Baggage of Nostalgia in Cristina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban.” MELUS 30.4 (Winter 2005): 129-147.

Latino, U.S.A.’: Statehooding Puerto Rico in Rosario Ferré’s The House on the Lagoon.Phoebe 16.1 (2004): 23-38.