Research and Teaching Interests
Latina/o literature and culture, contemporary American literature, visual culture (especially comics and graphic narratives), critical race and ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, American studies, theories of the novel and narrative
Recent Classes Taught
English 130: Writing About Literature
English 170W: Introduction to Literary Studies
English 254: Survey of American Literature II
English 360: Latina/o Literature
English 391W: Senior Seminar: The Graphic Novel
English 395: 21st-Century Latina/o Novel
English 636: History of Literary Criticism
English 701: Graduate Methodologies
English 781: The Graphic Novel
English 781: Queer Latinx Studies
Drawn Together: Politics, Pedagogy, and the Latina/o Graphic Novel (under review)
Latinos on the Great White Way: Latina/o Theater, Popular Culture, and Broadway (under contract)
Borders, Bridges, and Breaks: History, Narrative, and Nation in 21st-Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism. Co-edited with Yolanda Padilla. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017.
The Plays of Josefina Niggli: Recovered Landmarks of Latino Literature. Co-edited with Yolanda Padilla. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007. (Named one of twenty-four “Best of the Best Books Published by University Presses” by the American Library Association).
Articles and Book Chapters
“Trans-American Popular Forms of Latino/a Literature: Genre Fictions, Graphic Novels, and Digital Environments.” The Cambridge History of Latina/o Literature, Ed. John Morán González and Laura Lomas. New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017.
“Machete Don’t Text: From Genre Textualities to Media Networks,” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 41.1 (Spring 2016): 235-249.
“Brown Bodies on the Great White Way: Latina/o Theater, Pop Culture, and Broadway.” The Latino Pop Cultural Studies Reader. Ed. Frederick Aldama. New York: Routledge, 2016. 142-150.
“You Find Your Place and You Fight There: An Interview with Ramón Saldívar.” In Bridges, Borders, and Breaks. Co-authored with Yolanda Padilla. Bridges, Borders and Breaks: History, Narrative, and Nation in Twenty-First-Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism. Ed. William Orchard and Yolanda Padilla. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016: 177-200.
“Chicana/o Narratives, Then and Now.” Co-authored introduction to Bridges, Borders and Breaks: History, Narrative, and Nation in Twenty-First-Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism. Ed. William Orchard and Yolanda Padilla. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016: 1-24.
“Theater in the Latina/o Literature Class.” Latina/o Literature in the Classroom: 21st-Century Approaches to Teaching. Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama. New York: Routledge, 2015. 141-149.
“Lost in Adaptation: Chicano History, the Cold War, and the Case of Josefina Niggli.” Co-authored with Yolanda Padilla. Women’s Studies Quarterly 33 (December 2005), special double issue on Gender and Culture in the 1950s, ed. Deborah L. Nelson: 90-113.
Review of Frederick Luis Aldama’s Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez. In The Journal of Humor Studies, Fall 2014.
Review of Arlene Dávila and Yeidy M. Rivero’s Contemporary Latina/o Media: Production, Circulation, Politics. In Journal of American Studies. Spring 2016.
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