Office Hours:
M/W/F 2:30-3:30 PM

Courses Spring 2019: 
ENG 221H: Literature/Culture/Ideas
ENG 260: Survey African-American Literature
ENG 360: Introduction to Latinx Literature

20th Century U.S.-Mexico Border Literature, Latina/o Literature, Contemporary American Literature, Book History and Textual Studies

Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago 
B.A., Saint Xavier University



From the Edge: Chicana/o Border Literature and the Politics of Print. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016.


Forthcoming: “Posthumous Editing.” The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, ed. Paula Rabinowitz. Oxford UP, Spring 2019. 

“Living in Print: The Half-Dead Books of Three Posthumously Published Chicana/o Writers.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 42.1(Spring 2017). 179-196.


“Translating in the Margins: Attending to Glossaries in Latina/o Literature.” Journal of Modern Literature39.3 (Spring 2016): 57-75.


“ ‘La vida es el honor y el recuerdo’: Oscar Zeta Acosta’s Paratextual Struggle for Survival.” College Literature 43.2 (April 2016). 310-341.   


 “‘Damaged Pieces’: Embracing Border Textuality in Revisions of Ana Castillo’s Sapogonia.”  MELUS37.3 (2012). 167-188. 


 “Negotiating Language: Latino/a Glossaries, Translations, and Code-switching.” The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature. Ed. Frances Aparicio and Suzanne Bost. London: Routledge, 2012.  207-215. 


“Looking Into a Speaking Mirror: Politics, Interpretation, and the English Translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude.”  Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. 41.1 (2008). 46-55.

Under review: 

“Reading the Archival Remains of Arturo Islas’s La Mollie and the King of Tears” 

Recent Presentations:

“I know that was my work, and I know she gave it to me”: Toni Morrison, AnaLouise Keating, and the Reading/Editing of Toni Cade Bambara and Gloria Anzaldúa.” Reception Study Society 7th Biennial Conference. September 21-23, 2017. St. Paul, MN.


“Teaching Diversity, Inclusion, and Activism in General Education Courses.” James Madison University 11th Annual Diversity Conference. March 15, 2017. Harrisonburg, VA.


“Speaking the Language of the Dead: Ralph Ellison, Toni Cade Bambara, and the Politics of Posthumous Publishing.” Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP). July 18-22, 2016, Paris, France. 


“Living (on) in Print: A Material Consideration of Chicana/o Posthumous Publishing.” American Literature Association Annual Conference. May 26-29, 2016, San Francisco, CA.  


“Walking South and Off the Page: Narrative and Material Departures in Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper.” 29thAnnual MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States) Conference: Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures. April 9-12, 2015, Athens, GA. 


“‘A General Erasure of All the Naughty Words’: Editing Race in Two Posthumously Published American Novels.” (article in progress)  

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