About the Author


Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
M.A. University of Texas, Austin
B.A. University of California, Irvine

I am a native of the Mexicali desert of Baja California and a current resident of the southern California coast.

I am a lecturer in Modern Language Studies at the California State University, San Marcos. I am also the current Co-Editor-in-Chief of Latin@ Literatures.

My poetry and short stories have appeared in literary journals such as Label Me Latina/o (U.S.), Los noveles (Spain), and Círculo de poesía (Mexico).

Academically, my research focuses on the study of Mexican and Chicana/o literature and culture. I have interests in critical theory, specifically psychoanalytic and pop-culture-based approaches to the study of Mexican and Chicana/o subjects. More generally, my interests include literature, film, and popular culture.

My favorite texts include El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote De la Mancha by Cervantes, Borges' Ficciones (although I like El Aleph too), Guillermo Cabrera Infante's Tres Tristes Tigres, Altazor by Huidobro, Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, Nadie me verá llorar by Cristina Rivera-Garza, Elogio de la vagancia by Guillermo Fadanelli, and The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia.

For a more detailed C.V. and Teaching Dossier, please visit my Academia.edu profile.