Literature, gender, cultural studies, oral traditions, feminist theory, film documentaries, nationalist & ethnic construction theories, theories on aesthetic activism
B.A.: Arizona State University
M.A.: University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles
- Film Documentaries
- Nationalist and Ethnic Construction Theories
- Theories on Aesthetic Activism
SELECTED FILMS & PUBLICATIONS:
Film: Luis Leal: A Journey of 100 Years. Co-Produced with Mario Garcia and Francisco Lomelí. With Janette García (filmmaker). 2008, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Film: Mexican Immigration with Dignity. With Dorothy Littlejohn (filmmaker). 2008, Santa Barbara, California.
"Afromestizo Iconography: Representation, Ideology, and Politics in Mexican Caste Paintings." In Cien Años de Lealtad en Honor a Luis Leal/One Hundred Years of Loyalty in Honor of Luis Leal, Vol. I & II. Edited by Sara Poot Herrera, Francisco Lomelí, and Maria Herrera-Sobek. Mexico City: University of California, Santa Barbara. 2007.
"The Dysfunctional Family in Lucha Corpi's Detective Novels." In Family
Reflections: The Contemporary American Family in the Arts. Edited by Carmen Flys Junquera and Maurice A. Lee. Alcala de Henares (Madrid): Universidad de Alcalá, 2007. Pp. 319-331.
"Hullabaloo and Other Delicious Tales: Constructing Identity and the Chicano/a Child in Pat Mora's Children's Literature." In Latina/o Images for the 21st Century: Interethnic Relations and Politics of Representation in the United States. Edited by Josef Raab. Bielefeld, Germany: University of Bielefeld, Germany. (forthcoming, 2009).