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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...]

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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...]