Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae
[updated fall 2017]
2014 Ph.D. Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley
2009 M.A. Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley
2007 B.A. English; Puerto Rican & Hispanic Caribbean Studies; Women's & Gender Studies, Rutgers University
RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS
Twenty & Twenty-first century Latinx Caribbean and Afro-Hispanic Literature; Latinx & Afro-Diasporic Studies; Visual & Cultural Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies; Women of Color & Decolonial Feminisms; Diaspora/Exile Literature; Colonialism and Decolonization; Postcolonial and Decolonial Literature.
2014 - Present Tenure-Track Assistant Professor | Michigan State University | English | African American & African Studies
2013 - 2014 Full Time Instructor | Rutgers University | Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
2011 - 2013 Learning Community Coordinator | Rutgers University | Institute for Research on Women
2008 - 2010 Instructor | University of California at Berkeley | Department of Ethnic Studies
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
“The Life Work of Ana Celia Zentella: Anthropolitical Linguistics, Bilingualism, and Linguistic Communities at a Crossroads.” CENTRO Journal, 28 No. 1, 2016 (76-195).
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 2015 Diversity Essay Prize Winner: “Faithful Witnessing in Decolonial Readings of Shadows of Your Black Memory and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 30 No. 4, 2015 (641-656).
“Reparation as Transformation: Radical Literary (Re)imaginings of Futurities Through Decolonial Love.” Journal of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 4 No. 1, 2015 (41-58).
“Afro-Latinxs on the New York Scene: Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper & Sofia Quintero’s Show and Prove.” SX Salon, 23, 2016 http://smallaxe.net/sxsalon/reviews/afro-latinxs-new-york-scene.
PUBLICATIONS UNDER REVIEW/FORTHCOMING
“Not Your Papa’s Wynter: Women of Color Contributions Toward a Decolonial Future.” Co- Authored Book Chapter, forthcoming with Fordham University Press.
"Junot Díaz." Peer Reviewed Entry: Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina/o Literature, under review.
"A Case for Relation." Peer Reviewed article, under review.
PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS
Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature. Book Manuscript, under advanced contract with Northwestern University Press.
“In A Time of Love and Fury.” Co-Authored Book Chapter, in preparation.
“Caramel & Queer”: U.S. Latinx Literature, Anti-Blackness, and Colorblind Rhetoric.” Peer Reviewed Journal Article, in preparation.
ACADEMIC AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS
2018-2019 Michigan State University Faculty Leadership Award
2018-2019 Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) Production Grant
2017-2018 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
2017-2018 Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement 12-month Fellowship (declined)
2016 - 2017 LASA Latina/o Studies Section Dissertation Award Honorable Mention
2016 - 2017 GSAH Global Perspectives Colloquia Grant
2015 - 2017 Duke University Mellon Mays SITPA Scholar
2015 - 2016 Hypatia Journal Diversity Essay Prize Winner
2013 - 2014 UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Department Travel Grant
2013 - 2014 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Honorable Mention
2012 - 2013 UC Berkeley Metro New York Leaders Fellowship
2010 - 2011 UC Berkeley Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship
2008 - 2009 Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention
2008 - 2012 UC Berkeley Graduate Division Summer Research Grant
2007 - 2009 UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellowship
2006 - 2016 Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Scholar
American Studies Association
Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora
Caribbean Philosophical Association
Critical Ethnic Studies Association
Latin American Studies Association
Modern Languages Association
National Women’s Studies Association