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Scholarly Publications


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“Somewhere deep in this flesh.” Practicing Transgressions (Inaugural Anthology). Third Woman Press: forthcoming.


“Praxis of Empowerment: Latina Decolonial Feminist Pedagogy and Jaquira Díaz’s Ordinary Girl.” #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture, edited by Heather Hewett and Mary K. Holland, Bloomsbury: 2021, 297-310.


“Dusmic Poetic of the Flesh: Decolonial Shifts in Puerto Rican Women’s Writings.” Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS, vol. 20, no. 19, Fall 2020, pp. 84-107.


Lead Co-Author, “DeNaturalizing Survival: Domestic Violence, Narrative, and Social Justice in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria.” Unnatural Disasters, special issue of Label Me Latina/o, vol. 10, Summer 2020.

“When you have all of these compounding stressers, a colonialist model, the hurricanes, the constant earthquakes this year, and now COVID - which takes away people’s support systems—it all adds up. But you don’t have to raise your hand, you don’t have to kill.”

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“Deadly Violence Against Women in Puerto Rico Is Surging During Lockdown”. Lillian Perlmutter,Vice News, December 8,2020.


“Transformative Expressions: Latina Third Space Feminisms and Critical Theory-Aesthetics.” Journal of Latina Critical Feminism, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 2019, pp. 50-61. 

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“Decolonial Resilience: Resistance and Healing in Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa’s Fiction.” Black and Latin@, special issue of Label Me Latina/o, vol. 7, Summer 2017.

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“Language of the Flesh: Colonial Violence and Subversion in the Poetry of Judith Ortiz Cofer.” Chiricú, vol. 1, no. 2, Spring 2017, pp. 107-24.

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 “Violent Effects: Domestic Violence and Subversive Discourses.” Latin American and Latina/o Poetry in the 21st Century, special issue of Diálogo, vol. 17, no. 2, Fall 2014, pp. 7-16.

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“Breaking Borders: Transethnic Dialogue Between Julia de Burgos and Gloria Anzaldúa as a Third Space Feminist Methodology to Reach Conocimiento.” El Mundo Zurdo, vol. 3, 2013, pp. 273-89.

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“When Being Is Not A Burden: Naomi Ayala and the Re-Embodying Poetics of Neo-

Riqueña Discourse.” Journal of South Texas English Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, 2011

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Book Reviews


“Gathering Parts: Olga Trujillo’s Sum of My Parts and the Politics of Telling to Heal.” Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS, vol. 13, no. 1, 2013, pp. 216-21.


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Public Scholarship


 “Supporting Faculty Diversity.” In Touch: Newsletter of the Oswego Chapter UUP, Fall 2016, pp. 19.

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“Spinning San Antonio: Latina/o Resistance to Cultural Erasure in the Heart of San Antonio.” La Voz de Esperanza, vol. 25, no. 5, June 2012, pp. 3-4. 

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Recent Speaking Engagements:

MALCS Radio! capítulo 31: plática con Roberta Hurtado. 16 June, 2021.

“Nuestra Herencia: Rebellious Resilience in Latina/o/x Culture,” Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY: October 2018

 “Transformative Expressions: Latina Third Space Feminisms,” Gender and Women’s Studies Women’s History Month Keynote, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY: March 2018

“Flesh that Means: Women, Migration, and Violence in Central and North America,” Institute for Global Engagement, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY: November 2015

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