Associate Professor of Anthropology
Office: Upjohn Library Commons, room 301
B.A., Sociology and Anthropology/French Literature, Colgate University
Ph.D., Philosophy and Anthropology, The John Hopkins University
Work in progress:
Research Areas: Anthropology of Education, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Language and Culture, and Creole Societies.
Assistant Professor of CES
Office: Humphrey House, room 206
B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Culture and Performance, University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., Culture and Performance, University of California, Los Angeles
Works in progress:
- “Proyecto Taniuki: los desafíos de la revitalización de la lengua Wixárika en el contexto urbano.” Revista Lengua Vivas. (Submitted for Review 2020)
- “Taniuki ‘Our Language’ Project: The Challenges of Community-Based Participatory Active Research in Language Revitalization and Production of Art.” Edited Volume the Community-Based PhD: Complexities, Triumphs, Missteps, and Joys of Community-based & Participatory Action Research as Graduate Students. (Submitted for review 2019).
- “Living Geographies: Urban Wixárika Places and Spaces of Knowledge.” Journal Theory & Event. (Submitted for review 2018).
Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Land Pedagogy, Urban Indigenous Peoples of Mexico: Wixárika and Nahuas, Indigenous Art and Performances, Traditional Ways of Healing, Language Revitalization, Language Ideologies, Multispecies Relations, Ontology, Decolonizing Methodologies
Works in progress:
Co-Director of CES
and Associate Professor of English
Office: Humphrey House, room 108
B.A., American Literature and Culture (major) and Chicana/o Studies (minor); University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. and Ph.D, English, University of California, Santa Barbara
Work in Progress: “‘Sign’ Language and Reconstructive Interpretation in John Rechy’s The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez” ; “’we are all of paper’: Re-Writing the Textual Body in Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper”; “De-Colonizing the U.S.-Mexico Border: Mapping Spatiotemporal Narratives of Dispossession in Karen Tei Yamashita’s The Tropic of Orange.”
Research Areas: U.S. race and ethnicity and sociohistorical processes of racialization (Chicanx, Blackness, Whiteness), borders and spatiality, material culture, and textuality.
Associate Professor of English
Office: Humphrey House, room 203
B.A., English and French (majors) Washington and Lee University;
M.A., French, Indiana University, Bloomington;
M.A. and Ph.D., English, The University of Chicago
Work in Progress: Trauma, Realism, and The Bengal Famine of 1943
Research Areas: Colonialism and resistance, Film, Anglophone literature, especially from South Asia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Literary and film theory.