Critical animal studies, feminist and gender studies, speculative fiction, science fiction
Gothic, Ecofeminism, EcoGothic, Critical Animal Studies, 19th century literature, Contemporary Italian literature and culture.
Eco-criticism, Animal Studies, Human/Non-human relations, Spanish Cultural Studies, Portuguese Cultural Studies, Post-humanism, Feminist Ethics, Iberian Rural Anthropology, 20th Century Spanish Literature, Galician Literature, 21th Century Spanish Literature, Spanish film, Portuguese Film, Latin American Literature, Education and literature
medieval literature, critical animal studies, materialisms, ecotheory. cv available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fk4rv959kbuey65/Steel%20CV.pdf
I was born in Mexico City and currently live in Tacoma, WA where I am an Associate Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). At PLU, I teach British eighteenth-century literature, critical animal studies, environmental studies, women’s and gender studies, and border literature. In Spring 2018, I co-founded the Digital Humanities Lab with my colleague, Scott Rogers. I am an advocate for undocumented students and their right to higher education and co-founded the Undocumented Students Task Force at PLU. For my research focus, see below.
Psychoanalytic criticism, American Literature, Critical Theory, Human-Animal Studies
Animal Studies, Popular Entertainments, Feminist Criticism, Critical Race Theory
nineteenth-century comparative literature; critical theory; the novel; animal studies
English and comparative literature, critical and cultural theory, deconstruction, posthumanism, animal studies, cultural and media studies
British Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, Romanticism, South African Literature, Novel, Poetry, Literary Theory and Criticism, Philosophy, Intellectual History, Science, History of Science, Literature and Science, Mathematics and Literature, Law and Literature, Animal Studies