Professor / Performer
“Dominican Futurism: The Speculative Use of Negative Aesthetics in the Work of Rita Indiana"
Forthcoming in Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism (Summer, 2020).
“Latin Lovers, Chismosas, and Gendered Discourses of Power”: The Role of the Subjective Narrator in Jane the Virgin"
Forthcoming in Decolonizing Latinx Masculinity. Eds. Arturo Aldama and Frederick Aldama. Tuscon: U of Arizona P.
A Future That Rests with the Fate of the Oppressed: On Rita Indiana’s “Tentacle”
Published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, 2019
Salsa Epistemology: Embodied Playfulness as Cultural Resilience in the Cuban and Puerto Rican Diasporas.
Book Project In Progress
“The Cuban Missile Crisis of White Masculinity: Tito Bonito and the Burlesque Butt.”
In The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Pop Culture in Latin America.
“Meet Luis Santeiro, the Head Writer of the US’ Very First Bilingual Sitcom, ‘¿Qué Pasa USA?’”
Co-written with Miguel Nolla for Remezcla, 2017.
"Capitalism con Salsa: Money and Popular Culture in Pitbull's Miami"
Presented National Women's Studies Association, Modern Language Association, and Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies @ UMass
“Garzona Nationalism: The Confluence of Gender, Sexuality and Citizenship in the Cuban Republic.”
Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 35.3 (2014)
“The Political Implications of Playing Hopefully: A Negotiation of the Present and the Utopic in Queer Theory.”
The Un/Making of Latina/o Citizenship: Culture, Politics and Aesthetics. Ed. Ellie D. Hernández and Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
“‘Who Do I Have to Forgive to Move On From This Place?’: Meditations from a Third World Feminist Lesbian.”
Queer Girls in the Class: Lesbian Teachers and Students Tell Their Classroom Stories. Ed. Lori Horvitz. New York: Peter Lang, 2011
“Traveling Queer Subjects: Homosexuality in the Cuban Diaspora.”
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 45.3 (2011)
From Canary Birds to Suffrage: Lavinia’s Feminist Role in Who Would Have Thought It?”
Letras Femeninas 35.2: 211-229 (2009)