I am a Chicana literary studies scholar who works at Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage (Recovery) at the University of Houston (UH). I received my Ph.D. in English, with a focus on Chicanx literature at Rice University. Currently, I am the Digital Programs Manager for the Mellon-supported US Latina/o Digital Humanities program. I teach interdisciplinary courses through the Center for Mexican American Studies.


Ph.D., English, Rice University

M.A., Hispanic Studies, Rice University

B.A., English and Political Science, Rice University



“Chasing Miss Jimenez: Re-reading the Chicana Vendida through Colonial Affect-Culture.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies. Forthcoming. 


Co-authored with Jessica Linker, Emma Slayton, and Alex Wermer-Colan. “Immersive Pedagogy: Developing a Decolonial and Collaborative Framework for Teaching and Learning in 3D/VR/AR.” The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy. 17, May 2020. https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/immersive-pedagogy-developing-a-decolonial-and-collaborative-framework-for-teaching-and-learning-in-3d-vr-ar/


“Sintiendo Vergüenza: Intersections of Class, Race, Gender, and Colonial Affect-Culture in Jorge Ainslie’s Los Repatriados (1935).” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, Anniversary Volume. Antonieta Castañeda and Clara Lomas (eds). Arte Público Press, 2020.


Co-authored with Gabriela Baeza Ventura and Carolina Villarroel. “Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage: A Case Study on US Latina/o Archives and Digital Humanities.” Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, 2019.


“Who Are Latinas/os? An Inauguration Day Reflection.”Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, vol. 2, no. 2, Spring 2018, pp. 199-205.


“Nooses, Loopholes, and Questions of Legitimacy in Early Mexican American Literature.” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, Vol. IX. Ed. Donna M. Kabalen de Bichara and Blanca López de Mariscal. Arte Público Press, 2015.


“Bordering on Revolution: Collective Memory and the Plan de San Diego in George Washington Gómez.” New Frontiers in Latin American Borderlands. Ed. Leslie Cecil. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.


“Global Linking Through Archival Digitization: The Our Americas Archive Partnership and Las mujeres españolas, portuguesas y americanas (1876).” Microform & Imaging Review, vol. 40, 2012, pp. 25-29.


Co-authored. “Digitization practices for translations: Lessons learned from the Our Americas Archive Partnership Project.” (with Robert Estep and Monica Rivero). D-Lib Magazine. Sept. 2011. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september11/rivero/09rivero.html


Book Reviews

Book review of Cuando México se (re)apropia de Texas: Ensayos / When Mexico Recaptures Texas: Essays by Carmen Boullosa for Western American Literature. Vol. 51, no. 3, 2016.


Book review of Working-Class Literature(s): Historical and International Perspectives. John Lennon and Magnus Nilsson (eds.) for The Journal of Working-Class Studies, Vol. 3, no. 2, 2018. https://workingclassstudiesjournal.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/jwcs-vol-3-issue-2-dec-2018-gauthereau-1.pdf



“Interview with Michael Nava.” Literal Magazine. No. 37. http://literalmagazine.com/interview-with-michael-nava/

Encyclopedia Entries

“Barbacoa” Encyclopedia of Latino Folklore. Ed. Maria Herrera-Sobek. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012.


“La vieja Inés y los listones” Encyclopedia of Latino Folklore. Ed. Maria Herrera-Sobek. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012.


“Mariachi.” Encyclopedia of Latino Folklore. Ed. Maria Herrera-Sobek. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012.


“Wedding traditions.” Encyclopedia of Latino Folklore. Ed. Maria Herrera-Sobek. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012.


Translations (Sample)

Nacente, Francisco. “Savage America” excerpt from Moral History of Women. Barcelona (Espana): Francisco Nacente, 1889. From Instituto Mora. http://oaap.rice.edu/view_item.php?id=1411&view=list


B. M. L..Mesilla’s millions and their mysteries. Acapulco (Guerrero, Mexico), 1855. From Instituto Mora. http://oaap.rice.edu/view_item.php?id=1385&view=list


Guijarro, Miguel Ed. Spanish, Portuguese, and American women: As they are in their home, in the fields, in the cities, in church, during festivities, in the workshop, and in salons: descriptions and pictures of the Character, Customs, Typical Dress, Manners, Religion, Beauty, Defects, Preoccupations, and Qualities of Women from each of the Provinces of Spain, Portugal, and the Spanish Americas. Madrid: Miguel Guijarro, 1876. From Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Americas collection, 1811-1920, MS 518. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/20705.


Marti, Jose. Letter from Jose Marti to the Council Presidents on the Board of Advisors for Key West, March 18, 1893. 1893. From Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Americas collection, 1811-1920, MS 518. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/20701.


Zamora, Manuel. “Letter from the Mayor of Goliad, dictated by the Government’s Supreme Secretary of State, to the Political Headquarters, Department of Bexar, Goliad, Bexar, July 27, 1833.” 1833. From Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Americas collection, 1811-1920, MS 518. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/27583.

Blog Posts


Forthcoming. “DLFTeach Toolkit 2.0: Immersive Pedagogy: Resources for Humanities Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality.” https://wiki.diglib.org/Pedagogy:Toolkit_2.0_CFP

“Are We Good Neighbors?: Mapping Discrimination Against Mexican Americans in 1940s Texas.” https://arcg.is/1C1bbv


(variously, 2012-present)

  • Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultural Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH)

  • Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)

  • Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Houston (CMAS)

  • Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

  • Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage (Recovery)

  • Western Literature Association (WLA)

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