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Areas of Interest
Troubling Nationhood in U.S. Latina Literature: Explorations of Place and Belonging. Rutgers University Press, forthcoming 2013.
“Southern Discomfort: Revisiting the Jewish Question in Tova Mirvis’s The Ladies’s Auxiliary.” In Unfinalized Moments: Essays in The Development of Contemporary Jewish American Narrative, ed. Derek Parker Royal (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2011), 33-54.
“Telling Stories of Transgression in Judith Ortiz Cofer’s The Line of the Sun.” MELUS 34.1 (2009), 95-116.
“Patriotism, Nationalism, and the Fiction of History in Julia Álvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies and In the Name of Salomé .” Latin American Literary Review . 34.68 (2006): 5-24.
“From Rumba to Funeral March: The Impossibility of Cuba in Oscar Hijuelos’s A Simple Habana Melody (from when the world was good) .” South Atlantic Review . 70.1 (2005): 117-147.
“ Cuba Interrupted: The Loss of Center and Story in Ana Menéndez’s In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd .” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction . 46.3 (2005): 235-251.
“Cyber-Spaces of Grief: Online Memorials and the Columbine High School Shootings.” JAC 24.2 (2004): 467-489.
“Land, Legacy and Return: Negotiating a Post-Assimilationist Stance in Allegra Goodman’s Kaaterskill Falls . ” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 22.3 (2003): 26-42.
“Narrative and Traumatic Memory in Denise Chávez’s Face of an Angel ,” MELUS 28.4 (2003): 187-205.
“Deconstructing a Secret History: Trace, Translation, and Crypto-Judaism in Achy Obejas’ Days of Awe ” Contemporary Literature 44.2 (2003): 225-249.
“The Homelessness of Immigrant-American Ghosts: Hauntings and Photographic Narrative in Oscar Hijuelos’ The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O’Brien, ” PMLA 117.2 (2002): 252-264.
“Unnatural Violences: Counter-Memory and Preservations in Cristina García’s Dreaming in Cuban and The Agüero Sisters ,” Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory 11.2 (2000): 143-167.
“Borrowed Homes: Homesickness and Memory in Ana Castillo’s Sapogonia ,” Aztlán 24.2 (1999), 73-94.
“Moving Beyond the Mint Green Walls: An Examination of (Auto)Biography and Border in Ruth Behar’s Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza’s Story ,” Frontiers: A Women’s Studies Journal 19.3 (1998), 72-97.
“DIY Ethnicity: The Practice of Recipes and Memoir in Diana Abu-Jaber’s The Language of Baklava,” MELUS, April 2011.
“Orality, Literacy, and the Narrating of Nations: Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” SECOLAS, March 2011.
“The Here and Beyond: How Transnationalism and Ethnic Studies Can Ungovern Corporate America,” Invited Speaker, Roundtable Discussion, MELUS, March 2010.
“Tales of the Unexpected: Cyberspace, California , and Cuban-American Identity in Himilce Novas’ Princess Papaya,” MELUS, March 2010.
“Dimensional Shifts, Landscapes and Cityscapes: Transgression and Movement in Esmeralda Santiago’s Memoirs,” SECOLAS, April 2009.
“The Art of Marketing: Remapping U.S. Latino Presence in Ana Castillo’s Sapogonia ,” Nuesta América in the U.S. ? A U.S. Latino/a Studies Conference, University of Kansas , February 2008.
“Knowing Mexico : Presence and Borderlands Identity in Sandra Cisneros’s Caramelo ,” Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association, February 2006.
Selected Professional Service:
Editorial services for PMLA journal, Melus journal (Multi ethnic literatures of the United States ), JAC , and Contemporary Literature