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Office: Keezell 221

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

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

Engagement: 
The Harrisonburg 360 Podcast 
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Affiliations: 
Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies Minor 
Book Arts Minor  
Immigrant Harrisonburg 

Book: 

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

Essays: 
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” 

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

Forthcoming: “Secondary Agency: Toni Morrison, Toni Cade Bambara, and the Making of Those Bones Are Not My Child.” Accepted by Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. 

Forthcoming: “Reading the Archival Remains of Arturo Islas’s La Mollie and the King of Tears.” Twentieth Century Literature 68.4 (December 2021)  

“Posthumous Editing in the Modern US.” The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, ed. Paula Rabinowitz. Oxford UP, April 2020.  

 “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 Literature 39.3 (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.”  MELUS 37.3 (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. 

Recent Presentations: 
Upcoming: “The Antiracist Gen Ed Project: A Student-Centered Design Justice Approach.” Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Conference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment. San Diego, CA, February 10-12, 2022.  

Upcoming: “‘You Enact a Healing’: Toni Morrison and AnaLouise Keating as Editors of Posthumously Published Work.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C., January 6-9, 2022.  

“Documenting the Documents of Migration and Detention in U.S. Latinx Literature.” Society for the History of Authorship, Readers, and Publishing (SHARP) Annual Conference, hosted by the Chair of Book Studies at the University of Muenster, Germany. July 26-30, 2021. Virtual.  

Panelist, Provost’s Diversity Curriculum Grant Award Outcomes. JMU Diversity Conference, March 18, 2021. Virtual.  
“Giving Them Back Their Names: The Names of the Undocumented Dead as Sites of Mourning.” Mourning on the Margins Workshop, hosted by Nottingham Trent University’s Centre for Public History, Heritage and Memory. November 18, 2020. Virtual.  

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

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