Assistant Professor of English
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Latino Studies
Area of Specialization:
LGBTQ* Literature, Migration Studies, Multiethnic American Literature
My research and teaching focus on migration as an umbrella for understanding and interpreting a broad spectrum of twentieth and twenty-first century American literature. When I teach courses on LGBTQ* literature, twentieth century multiethnic US literature, Latinx literature, or African American literature—whether University Seminars for first-year students or graduate seminars—I bring a focus on how migration sheds light on how citizenship, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality are imagined, experienced, and negotiated. My publications focus on migration, race, and gender in US literature, music, and culture. As a result, my teaching and research come together quite often, and this means that each is inflected critically by the other.
Gender Studies Courses: