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Curriculum Vitae


In my academic writing I explore colonial and contemporary race relations, identity formation and gender codifications. My doctoral research focuses on literary and graphic representations of natural disasters; civil response to catastrophe; and the connection between arts, politics, and the state. In my dissertation, Representing the Earthquake of 1985 in Mexico City: A Polyphony of Voices in Novelistic, Graphic and Testimonial Narratives, I draw from gender and queer theory frameworks to analyze how disasters place vulnerable sectors at even more risk, due to gender and other intermingling inequalities.