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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...]

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(Jan. 19, 2020) Market Aesthetics is cited in MELUS and Postcolonial Text

My monograph, Market Aesthetics, was critically engaged by two scholars recently. Sarah Winstein-Hibbs's 2019 MELUS article entitled, "A Critical Regionalist Reading of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao: Rethinking Magical Realism through Afro-Caribbean Oral Narrative" … [Read more...]

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(Jan. 10, 2020) Chairing the MLA 2020 Latinx Aftershocks Panel

I am presiding over the "Latinx Aftershocks" panel at the 2020 MLA convention in Seattle! This panel is sponsored by MLA's LLC Latina and Latino (G100) Forum. Check out the complete panel abstract, presenters, and presentation abstracts … [Read more...]

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(Nov. 9, 2019) Presenting at the American Society for Theater Research Conference

At the the 2019 ASTR Conference, I presented as part of a Working Session entitled, "Latinx Publics." The organizers for the workshop were Jon D. Rossini from the University of California at Davis and Patricia Ybarra of Brown University. I was fortunate to get feedback on my US … [Read more...]

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(July 19, 2019) Latinx Aftershocks Panel accepted for MLA 2020 Convention

The "Latinx Aftershocks" panel proposed for the 2020 MLA convention in Seattle has been approved as a Special Session! This panel is sponsored by MLA's LLC Latina and Latino (G100) Forum. Check out the complete panel abstract, presenters, and presentation abstracts … [Read more...]

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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 … [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...]