Karla Larrañaga

Graduate Student


Third World Feminist theories, Latina Feminist theology, Guadalupan studies, Religious Performativity,  Latinx Cultural Production, Decolonial Theory and Politics, Media studies, Cultural Studies theories and methodologies, Language & Literature; Art


BA in Chicana/o Studies, Loyola Marymount University

BA in Women & Gender Studies, Loyola Marymount University

MA in English with an emphasis in Cultural Studies, Kansas State University


Karla Larrañaga is a first generation Chicana from Inglewood, California. Karla received her BA in Chicana/o Studies and Women & Gender Studies from Loyola Marymount University in 2017. She received her Master’s in English with an emphasis in Cultural Studies from Kansas State University in 2019. Karla’s research focuses on an analysis of digital performances of piety dedicated to La Virgen de Guadalupe. Emphasizing the importance of digital spaces as sacred helps to make veneration more accessible for all. These spaces become digital altars that defy borders and boundaries associated with able-bodiedness and citizenship.



 “Feminist Empowerment through Writing: The Reconciliation of Identity in Borderlands/ La Frontera and Citizen: An American Lyric.” College of Language Association. DePaul University. April 2018

 “La Mala Mujer: The Subversion and Reclamation of La Llorona as Feminist Icon in Sandra Cisneros’s ‘Woman Hollering Creek’.” Speech Acts Series. Kansas State University. December 2017