About me

Lorena-12I am a Chicana literary studies scholar who works at Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage  (Recovery) at the University of Houston (UH). I received my Ph.D. in English, with a focus on Chicanx literature at Rice University. Currently, I am the Digital Programs Manager for the first-of-its-kind US Latino Digital Humanities Program. I also teach courses at UH through the Center for Mexican American Studies. Previously, I worked as the CLIR-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at UH’s Recovery Program.

As a second-generation Mexican American who grew up on the US-Mexico border, I feel especially committed to the recovery of Latinx literature in the United States. My research interests include Chicanx literature and culture, Latinx literature, Chicana feminist decolonial theory, women of color feminism, materialist feminism, class analysis, affect theory, Latin American postcolonial theory, labor, working class literature, American literature, archival research, digital humanities, and public humanities.

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