YOMAIRA C. FIGUEROA
Michigan State University | Department of English C-604 | 619 Red Cedar Road | East Lansing, MI 48824 | firstname.lastname@example.org
[ abbreviated curriculum vitae | updated spring 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 Latino Caribbean and Afro-Hispanic Literature; Latinx Studies; African & Afro-Diasporic Literature; Cultural Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies; Women of Color Feminisms; Gender and Trans Studies; Diaspora/Exile Literature; Comparative Migration and Immigration; 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 IN PROGRESS
Decolonial Diasporas: Radical (Re)mappings of Afro-Latinx & Afro-Hispanic Literature. Book Manuscript, under advance contract.
"[title redacted]" Co-authored Peer Reviewed Book Chapter, Under Review.
“Missed Connections: Locating Decolonial & Postcolonial Feminist Resistance.” In Preparation.
“A Case for Relation: Afro-Latinx and Afro-Hispanic as Black Atlantic Archive.” In Preparation.
“Caramel & Queer”: U.S. Latinx Literature, Anti-Blackness, and Relations Across Difference.” In Preparation.
“Junot Díaz.” Entry for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina/o Literature. In preparation.
ACADEMIC AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS
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
Caribbean Studies Association
Critical Ethnic Studies Association
Latin American Studies Association
Modern Languages Association
National Women’s Studies Association