American Studies; African American Cultural Studies
Post-WWII American and British Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism, Composition/Rhetoric, American Culture Studies, Gender Studies, Diaspora Studies
Rhetoric and composition
American cultural studies
My work focuses on music (jazz, popular, and avant-garde), improvisation, and cultural studies. I have taught courses in music history, American cultural studies, and the humanities. I play the drums.
I am an Assistant Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Using frameworks of postcolonial disability, queer of color critique, and transnational feminism, I study Hispanic modernities in the Philippines shaped by cultures of US imperialism.
I am a PhD student in American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. I am also a graduate teaching associate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I have a BA in sociology and anthropology and an MA in gender studies, and my research interests include queer theory, feminist philosophy, ethics, identity narratives and performances, and the intersection and interplay of spiritual, sexual, and national identities with a specific focus on the digital communities of objectum sexuals and queer secular witches.
Areas of interest: Spanish and Latin American cultural studies (early modern and colonial); gender studies; second language acquisition; community engagement. Her journal articles have focused on early modern war, surveillance, gender, and other themes. Born in Guatemala, she grew up in Los Angeles. She earned a Ph.D. in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University, and a B.A. from Hampshire College. Her faculty appointments have included Vassar College, Trinity College, University College Utrecht, and Radboud University (The Netherlands).
I’m the author of The Disappearing Christ: Secularism in the Silent Era (Columbia University Press, 2019), and TV editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. I previously taught in the Film and Media Arts Program at Louisiana State University, and I now teach in English and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St Louis.
American literature, American Studies, cultural studies, theory
Cultural studies, political and cultural theory, Latin American studies, Latin American literature.