Research

reading José Revueltas in the same place he was imprisoned.
My research focuses on issues relating to the state, the body, and religion. The National Body in Mexican Literature, my first book, dialogues with gender studies, disability studies, and religious studies. My second project, Liminal Sovereignty, converses with media studies, gender studies, Mennonite studies, migration studies, Mormon studies and transnational studies.

The list of publications that follows is divided into three parts: my current project, my first book, and book reviews.

Liminal Sovereignty (and related articles and chapters)

  • Liminal Sovereignty: Mennonites and Mormons in Mexican Popular Culture. Self-authored manuscript to be submitted January 2017.
  • Still Life/Mexican Death: Mennonites in Visual Culture.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 19 (2015): 81-96.
  • Plurinational Bolivia Protects Low German Mennonites: Reading the Ghost Rapes.” A contracorriente 13.3 (2016).
  • “La muerte y el Estado en Luz silenciosa de Carlos Reygadas.” El cine mexicano visto desde México y el extranjero. Coord. Lauro Zavala. México, DF: UAM-Xochimilco, Forthcoming.
  • “Mennonite and Mormon Women’s Life Writing.” A Companion to Teaching Peace and the Liberal Arts. Ed. J. Denny Weaver. Manuscript under contact with Rowman and Littlefield.
  • “Low German Mennonites: Living in Utopian Community or a Problem to be Solved?” Ed. Jason Dormady. Under review with University of Notre Dame Press.

The National Body (and related articles)

  • The National Body in Mexican Literature: Collective Challenges to Biopolitical Control. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015. Literatures of the Americas Series.
    • Presentation about The National Body at Bluffton University on October 27, 2015.
  • “Representing Horror through Ritual: José Revueltas’ Los motivos de Caín.Hispanófila 173 (2016): 293-301.
  • “Marginalizaton and Miracles in Vicente Leñero’s El evangelio de Lucas Gavilán.Confluencia 1 (2015): 78-86.
  • “El cuerpo en La feria de Juan José Arreola: represión católica y desafío lúdico.” Signos lingüísticos y literarios 20 (2014): 64-76.

Book Chapter (Mexican Literature) 

  • “Love, Sex and Death in Pedro Ángel Palou’s Fiction.” Mexican Literature in Theory. Ed. Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado. Under contract with Bloomsbury Press.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Deirdra Reber’s Coming to Our Senses: Affect and the Order of Things for Global Culture. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Forthcoming June 2017.
  • Review of Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado and Mabel Moraña, eds., Heridas abiertas: Biopolítica y representación en América Latina. Romance Notes 56.1 (2016): 169-170.
  • Review of Pedro García-Caro’s After the Nation: Postnational Satire in the Works of Carlos Fuentes and Thomas Pynchon. Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World 6.1 (2016).
  • Review of Oswaldo Estrada’s Ser mujer y estar presente. Revista de literatura mexicana contemporánea 66 (2015): 139-140.
  • Review of Pedro Ángel Palou’s El fracaso del Mestizo. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 49.1 (2015): 38-40.
  • Review of Beth A. Haller’s Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies 1.2 (2012): 109-11.

The text of many articles and book reviews at my academia page