C.V.

Education

  • Ph.D., English, Cornell University (2005)

  • M.A., English, Cornell University (2003)

  • B.A., English with Honors, Stanford University (1998)

  • Stanford Overseas Studies Program, Oxford University (1996)

Academic Employment History

University of Oregon

  • Interim Department Head, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies (2016/2017/2020)

  • Associate Professor, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies (2015-present)

  • Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies (2012-15)

  • Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies (2006-12)

 

Binghamton University

  • Assistant Professor, English & Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture (2005-06)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English, Binghamton University (2004-05)

Honors, Awards, Fellowships

Book Awards & Honors

  • International Latino Book Award (Best Children’s Book in English), 2019

  • International Latino Book Award (Best First Book—Bilingual Children/Youth), 2019

  • American Library Association Rainbow Book List, 2019

  • Lambda Literary Award (Best Book in LGBT Studies), Finalist, 2013

  • Lambda Literary Award (Best LGBT Anthology), Winner, 2012

 

Film Awards

  • Imagen Award, The Imagen Foundation, 2019

  • HBO Latinx Short Film Competition Winner, 2019

  • Jury Award for Best Short Film, Long Beach Queer Film Festival, 2019

  • Jury Award for Best Youth Short, Seattle Queer Film Festival, 2019

  • Jury Award for Best Short Film, Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival, 2019

  • Jury Award for Best Motion Picture Short Narrative, La Frontera Queer Film Fest, 2019

  • Award of Excellence, Accolade Global Film Competition, 2019

  • Audience Award-Best Short Film, International Queer WOC Film Festival, 2019

  • Audience Award for Best Drama (First Runner-Up), CMG Short Film Festival, 2019

  • Honorable Mention “Best Actor Duo,” Independent Shorts Awards, 2019

  • Honorable Mention “Best Children’s Film,” Independent Shorts Awards, 2019

                             

Research/Writing Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Research Grant, CSWS, University of Oregon, 2021

  • Queer Hero Award, Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GALPN), 2020

  • Sesame Workshop Writer’s Room Fellowship, 2020

  • Creative Arts Summer Stipend, Office of the Provost, University of Oregon, 2020

  • Fund for the Arts Grant, National Association for Latino Arts and Cultures, 2019

  • Faculty Excellence Award, Office of the Provost, University of Oregon, 2018

  • Faculty Research Award, OVP for Research and Innovation, University of Oregon, 2018

  • Faculty Latinx Grant, CLLAS, University of Oregon, 2018

  • Faculty Research Grant, CSWS, University of Oregon, 2018

  • Project Grant, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, University of Oregon, 2018

  • Faculty Grant, Division of Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon, 2017

  • Project Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon, 2017

  • Project Grant, Divisional Dean of Humanities, University of Oregon, 2017

  • Ph.D. Program Grant, Divisional Dean of Humanities, University of Oregon, 2017

  • Scholar-in-Residence, Democratizing Knowledge Institute, Rutgers University,  2017

  • Emerging Scholar “Under 40” Award, Diverse Magazine, 2015

  • Special Project Grant, CSWS, University of Oregon, 2015

  • The Future of Minority Studies Summer Institute Fellowship, Cornell University, 2009

  • Career Enhancement Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 2009

  • Research Interest Group Grant, CSWS, University of Oregon, 2007-09

  • Junior Professorship Development Award, University of Oregon, 2007-09

  • Research Development Grant, CSWS, University of Oregon, 2007

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, OMAS, University of Oregon, 2007

  • New Faculty Award, University of Oregon, 2006                

Publications

Academic Books

  • The Truly Diverse Faculty: New Dialogues in American Higher Education, co-edited with Stephanie Fryberg (Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2014).​

  • On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility (Stanford UP, 2012).

Awards: Lambda Literary Award Finalist (2013).

Reviews: Journal of Intercultural Studies (2015), National Political Science Review (2015), American Literature (2015), Diálogo (2015), American Literary History (2014), Gay and Lesbian Quarterly (2014), Journal of American Studies (2013), and Choice (2013).

  • Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader, co-edited with Michael Hames-García (Duke UP, 2011).

Awards: Lambda Literary Award (2012).

Reviews: Revista Camino Real (2012); Latino Studies (2012); Sexualidad, Salúd, y Sociedad: Revista Latinoamericana (2012); MELUS (2012); and La Bloga (2011).

Children's Literature

  • When We Love Someone We Sing to Them/ Cuando Amamos Cantamos, Illustrated by Maya Christina González. Translated by Jorge Gabriel Martínez Feliciano (Reflection Press, 2018).​ 

Awards: International Latino Book Award for Best Children’s Book in English (2019); Mariposa Award for Best First Book—Youth/Bilingual (2019); American Library Association “Rainbow Book List” (2019). 

Reviews/Official Selection: HRC “Welcoming Schools” Book List (2021), Queer Digest “LGBTQ Kids Lit About Love” (2021), Chicago Public Library Rainbow Family List (2021), Denver Public Library (2021), Billings Montanta Library LGBTQ+ Pride Kid Lit (2021), Teaching for Change Social Justice Books (2021); The Educator’s Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion (2020); Napa County Children and Families Commission (2020), USA Today (2020), Chicana/Latina Studies (2019), American Library Association (2019) “We Are Kid Lit” (2019), Mombian (2018), thebullhornblog (2018)

Articles, Book Chapters, and Essays

  • “Con quién, dónde, y por qué te dejas? Reflections on Joto Passivity,” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. 39:1 (2014).

  • “Constructed Strugglers: The Impact of Diversity Narratives on Junior Faculty of Color,” co-written with Stephanie Fryberg. In The Truly Diverse Faculty: New Dialogues in American Higher Education, co-edited with Stephanie Fryberg. Palgrave Macmillan Press. 2014.

  • “Preface,” co-written with Stephanie Fryberg. In The Truly Diverse Faculty: New Dialogues in American Higher Education, co-edited with Stephanie Fryberg. Palgrave Macmillan Press. 2014.

  • “Foreward,” Amorcito Corazón: Poems. By Lorenzo Herréra y Lozano. Kórima Press, 2014. 

  • "Officially Advocated, Institutionally Undermined: Diversity Rhetoric and the Subjective Reality of Junior Faculty of Color,” co-written with Stephanie Fryberg and Victoria Plaut.  International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations. 11.2. (2011): 101-116.

  • “Re-membering Gay Latino Studies,” co-written with Michael Hames-García. In Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader. Duke University Press. 2011.

  • “Shifting the Site of Queer Enunciation: Manuel Muñoz and the Politics of Form.” In Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader. Duke University Press. 2011.

  • “On Butler on Morrison on Language,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 35.4 (2010): 821-842.

  • “Dying to Know: Identity and Self-Knowledge in Baldwin’s Another Country.” PMLA: Publication of the Modern Language Association. 124.3 (2009): 782-797.

Film & Television (Screenplays and Co-Productions)

  • La Serenata [Live Action Feature Film]. Co-written and co-produced with Adelina Anthony (in-progress).

  • The Boy Who Became a River [Animated TV Pilot]. Written by Ernesto Martínez. Contracted by Sesame Workshop, “Right of First Refusal.” (Sesame Workshop | Unproduced TV Screenplay | 2020). 

  • La Serenata. [Live Action Short Film]. Written and co-produced by Ernesto Martínez. Dir. by Adelina Anthony (Aderisa Prod., 2019 | HBO Broadcast, 2020-22).     

Official Selection Film Festivals:

Outfest Fusion Film Festival (Hollywood, World Premiere), 2019

Florence Queer Film Festival (Italy), 2019

Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (India), 2019

Madrid International LGBT Film  Festival (Spain), 2019

Merlinka International Queer Film Festival (Serbia)

Vancouver Queer Film Festival (Canada), 2019

Tacoma Film Festival, 2019

San Diego Latino Film Festival, 2019

New York Latino Film Festival, 2019

Boston International Latino Film Festival, 2019  

Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival, 2019

Seattle Queer Film Festival , 2019

Seattle Children’s Film Festival, 2019

San Francisco International QWOC Film Festival, 2019

La Frontera Queer Film Festival, 2019

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2019  

“All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities” Film Festival, 2019  

CineFest Miami Film Festival, 2019  

Long Beach Queer Film Festival, 2019  

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, 2019  

Official Latino Short Film Festival, 2019  

CMG Short Film Festival, 2019     

        

Invited Lectures & Presentations

Conference Presentations

National

  • (Keynote) "Queer Arousals in Contexts of Racialized Harm," City, Culture, and Community Symposium, Tulane University, February, 2019.

  • “What it Might Mean to Not Just Meet, but Exceed Expectations: A Social Justice Approach to Tenure and Promotion,” Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship Retreat, Tampa, Florida, August 13, 2018.

  • “The Suicidal Sensibility of James Baldwin’s Another Country,” Stanford University, March 2018.

  • “Queer Arousals in Contexts of Racialized Harm,” Queer Camaraderie Symposium, UT Austin, January 2018

  • “What are You Balancing and Why? Junior Faculty of Color and the Discourse of Work/Life Balance,” Career Enhancement Fellowship Retreat, Tampa, Florida, August 16, 2017.

  • “Democratizing Merit in the Academy,” Democratizing Knowledge Institute, Rutgers University-Newark, June 15, 2017.

  • “Diversity, Junior Faculty of Color, and Institutional Transformation,” MMUF Coordinator’s Conference, New York, March 2017.

  •  “How to Survive When You Are the Only X in Your Department,” Mellon Mays Path to the Professoriate Conference, University of Pennsylvania, October 2016.

  • “The Enticements and Entrapments of Conservative Mentoring,” Chancellor’s Conference on The New Professoriate: Tenure, Diversity, and Engagement, Rutgers University, October, 2016.

  •  (Keynote) “On the Queer Practice and Racial Politics of Intelligibility,” Student Research Colloquium, Portland State University, April, 2015

  • “Backdoor Pedagogy: Teaching Queerly to the Unsuspecting,” Faculty and Graduate Student Workshop, Portland State University, April, 2015.

  • “Making Sense of Oneself and Making Sense to Others,” University of Arizona, March, 2015.

  • “Junior Faculty of Color in the Academy,” University of Arizona, March, 2015

  • “The Truly Diverse Faculty: A Conversation with Ernesto Martínez,” Arizona State University, March 2015

  • (Plenary Speaker) “Constructed Strugglers: The Impact of Diversity Narratives on Junior Faculty of Color,” Conference of Ford Fellows, Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, Irvine, CA, September, 2014.

  • (Panelist) "Building a Critical Queer Studies Curriculum,” Kansas State University, April, 2014.

  • (Panelist) “Queer Studies Public Forum,” Kansas State University, April, 2014.

  • “On the Queer Practice and Racial Politics of Intelligibility,” Inaugural Lecture in Queer Studies, University of Mississippi, March, 2014.

  • “Framing Real Latino Identities,” Ohio State University, November, 2013.

  • “Queering the Latina/o Studies Classroom,” Washington University, St. Louis, November, 2013.

  • “Gender and Sexuality: Queer Enunciation and the Politics of Form,” Washington University, St. Louis, November, 2013.

  • “Constructed Strugglers: The Impact of Diversity Narratives on Junior Faculty of Color,” Forum on the Future of Diversity in Higher Education and at OSU, Ohio State University, March, 2013

  • “Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility,” Decolonial Lecture Series, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, February, 2013

  • “Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility,” Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University Press, January, 2013

  • (Panelist) “Latino Arts and Culture in a Demographically and Politically Changed Landscape: A Conversation with Five Nationally Recognized Latina/o Scholars,” National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 2012.

  • “Radical Scholarship and Publishing Roundtable,” 8th Annual Future of Minority Studies Colloquium, Atlanta, GA, September 2012.

  • “Advancing the Research Agenda: A Latino Gay Men/MSM Think Tank,” [organized by The National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), in collaboration with the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) of the National Institutes of Health] Washington, D.C., June 2012.

  • “The Brown Boy Looks (with Terror) at the Brown Boy,” Junot Diaz: A Symposium, Stanford University, May 2012.

  • “Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility,” Kansas State University, February 2012.

  • “Backdoor Pedagogy: A Workshop,” Kansas State University, February 2012.

  • “Teaching Queerly to the Unsuspecting,” Keywords Roundtable on “Exposure,” UC Irvine, October 2011.

  • (Chair) “Social Movements in the Americas,” Future of Minority Studies Summer Colloquium, September 2011.

  • “Queer Race Narratives,” Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellows Retreat, Princeton, NJ. October 2009.

  • “On Epistemic Injustice,” Gender, Society, and Politics Graduate Program at FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), August 2009. (A two-day online seminar with graduate students from Argentina, Mexico, and Bolivia).

  • “Race, Sexuality/Coloniality, and Prisons” Center for Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, Binghamton University, August 2009 (A two-day workshop discussing the scholarship of Ernesto Martínez and Michael Hames-Garcia).

  • “Mindset Research and Social Justice,” FMS Summer Institute Colloquium, Cornell University, August 2009 .(A collaborative and interdisciplinary workshop developed in conjunction with a social psychologist, a philosopher, and three literary critics on the implications of Carol Dweck’s “mindset” research).

  • “Progressive Masculinities: In Preparation for a Conversation with my Father,” Future of Minority Studies National Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 2008.

  • “Revising for Publication with the PMLA,” Future of Minority Studies-Summer Institute Colloquium, Ithaca, NY, July 2008.

  • “Can I Get a Witness? Randall Kenan and the Re-Socialization of Queerness,” Race and Narrative Conference, Center for the Study of the Novel, Stanford University, April 2008.

  • (Keynote) “¿Con Quién, dónde, y por qué te dejas?: Reflections on Sissy Behavior in Public and Private Space,” Towards a Queer Homeland: Bridging Communities and Resisting Hate Conference, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, November 2007.

  • “Engaging Our Faculties: Assessing the Junior Faculty of Color Domain,” Minority Studies: Preparing the Ground, FMS Summer Institute Colloquium, Cornell University, July 2007.

  • “Leslie Feinberg’s Labor,” Our Identities, Our Futures: A Symposium (with Leslie Feinberg), Cornell University, October 2006. 

  • (Spotlight Lecture) “Queer of Color Critique and Pedagogy,” Race & Pedagogy National Conference, University of Puget Sound, September 2006.

  • “‘Nefarious Purposes’: Making Morrison Theoretically Useful,” A Symposium on Identity, Knowledge, and Social Justice, Syracuse University, April 2006.

  • “Shifting the Site of Queer Enunciation: Manuel Muñoz and the Politics of Form,” How Do Identities Matter? Workshop, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, October 2005.

  • “Dying to Know: Suicidal Knowledge in Baldwin’s Another Country,” Realism in the World Symposium, Stanford University, May 2005.

  • “The Epistemic ‘Crisis’ in Queer Latina/o Migration,” Reading Identity Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison. October, 2003.

  • “Where Is Your Body? Identity, Social Location, and Embodiment,” Latino Studies Program, Cornell University. April 2001.

Local

  • (Keynote) “LGBTQI Creativity is Healing Power: Healing Ourselves Changes the World,” with Maya Christina Gonzalez, Teach OUT GSA Youth Leadership Summit, Springfield, OR, May, 2019

  • “Ally-ship and Academia,” Black Law School Student Association, University of Oregon, February 8, 2019.

  • “Cherrie Moraga in Context,” Luncheon to celebrate the Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, University of Oregon, October, 2016.

  • “The Truly Diverse Faculty,” United Academics Panel on Diversity in Higher Education University of Oregon, April, 2015

  •  (Panelist) Mentoring Tenure-Track Faculty on Publishing, University of Oregon, March, 2015

  • (Panelist) CoDaC Faculty Fellows Panel, March, 2015.

  • (Keynote) “#leaveroomfornewdreams,” Raza Unida Youth Conference, University of Oregon, May, 2014.

  • “Pedagogical Approaches to Race, Class, and Gender.” Environmental Studies Reading Group, University of Oregon, April 2014

  • Workshop Leader, “Horizontal Hostility: Hostility within Communities of Color Toward Its Own Members,” Oregon Students of Color Conference, November 2013

  •  (Panelist) “Community Cinema (“Strong!” Documentary),” George S. Turnbull Portland Center, University of Oregon, May 2012.

  • “Backdoor Pedagogy: Teaching Queer Material in the Introduction to Latina/o Studies Classroom,” Center for the Study of Women in Society. University of Oregon, May 2011.

  • (Panelist) “Collaborative Work Panel: Successes and Pitfalls,” Inequality in Academia, University of Oregon, May 2011.

  • Chair, CRESS Faculty Seminar Series (Special Focus: work-in-progress by Prof. Shireen Roshanravan), April 2011

  • CRESS Faculty Seminar Series (Special Focus: work-in-progress by Prof. Jennifer Burns Levin), April 2011

  •  “Margaret Cho’s Faggot Pageantry,” Center for Race Ethnicity and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon, May 2010.

  • Workshop Co-Facilitator, “Interrupting Racism and Sexism: A Workshop for Coalitions,” MCC Freedom School, University of Oregon, February 2009.

  •  Workshop Co-Facilitator, “Resistance to Homophobia,” Multicultural Community Center Weekend Retreat, University of Oregon, November 2008.

  •  “With Whom, Where, and Why Do You Facilitate Your Own Subjection?” Conference on Gender, Families, and Latino Immigration in Oregon, University of Oregon, May 2008.

  • Respondent, Laura Perez’s “Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities,” Currents in Gender Studies Symposium, University of Oregon, April 2008.

  • Respondent, Emily Taylor Meyer’s “‘La Puta Fundadora’: Nation and Desire in Two Puerto Rican Narratives," CRESS Graduate Seminar, University of Oregon, February 2008.

  • Discussant, “The Films of Cuba’s Special Period, 1994-2003,” University of Oregon, January 2008.

  • Guest Speaker, WGS 607, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Oregon, January 2008.

  •  “‘Alternative Radical Subjectivities’: A Response to Tania Triana’s ‘Mambisa’s With Microphones,’” Faculty Seminar Series, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality (CRESS), University of Oregon, May 2007.

  • Guest Speaker, “Education as a Political Act,” Weaving New Beginnings Reception, University of Oregon, October 2007.

  • Guest Lecturer, ES 410/510: Latino and Latina American Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies Department, University of Oregon, May 2007.

  • Guest Speaker, WGS 607: Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Oregon, May 2007.

  • Guest Speaker, Conflict and Dispute Resolution 610: Research Methodologies, Law School, University of Oregon, April 2007.

  • “Reading Minorities Reading: The Uses of People of Color in Contemporary Theory,” Faculty Seminar Series, Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon, April 2007.

  •  Moderator, “Gender, Sexuality, and the Immigrant Experience” (Panel with Jessica Hagedorn, Manuel Luis Martínez, Katherine Min, Patrick Rosal, and David Wright), New Writing, New Thinking Conference, University of Oregon, February 2007.

  • Guest Speaker, WGS 601-Dissertation Writing, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Oregon, February 2007.

  • “My History of Homophobia,” a facilitated discussion on race, gender, and sexuality hosted at the Multicultural Center, University of Oregon, November 2006.

  •  “Joteria Thought and Praxis: Engaging Anzaldúan Borderland Theories for Living a Queer Latinx/Chicanx Life,” Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, Paris, France, May 2019.

  • (Chair) “Latinx Feminisms,” American Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.

  • “Queer Arousals in Contexts of Racialized Harm,” American Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2017.

  • “Creating the Children’s Books We Were Never Meant to Read,” Association for Joteria Arts, Activism, and Scholarship, Minneapolis, MN, October 2017.

  • (Chair and Commentator) “The Politics of Space and Belonging in the Fortress City,” American Studies Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, November 2016.

  • “Jotería Studies en Movimiento,” 10th International Conference on Chicano Literature and Latino Studies, Madrid, Spain, May 2016.

  •  “Liminality, Complex Communication, and Epistemic Disobedience,” Panel honoring Maria Lugones as Woman Philosopher of the Year, American Philosophy Association Conference, Chicago, March 2016.

  • “Queers in Academia: Resistance, Self-Valorization, and Care,” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, San Francisco, April 2015.

  • “Rigoberto Gonzalez’s Raised Flesh,” Latina/o Literature Conference, New York, April 2015.

  • “Phenomenology of the Raised Flesh,” American Studies Association Conference, Los Angeles, November, 2014.

  • (Chair and Discussant) “Queering the Archive: Decolonial Paradigms, Affective Histories and Archival Practices,” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, Salt Lake City, UT, April, 2014.

  • (Chair) “Repudiating Debt Across the Americas: Latinidades, Embodied Performance, and the Archive as Site of Contestation,” American Studies Association, Washington D.C., November, 2013.

  • “Historicizing Joto Activism at NACCS,” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies,” San Antonio, TX, March, 2013.

  • “Para La Imaginación Zurda: A Workshop Celebrating Joteria Consciousness in Northern New Mexico” Association for Joteria Arts, Activism, and Scholarship, Albuquerque, NM, October 2012.

  • (Chair) “Theorizing Mariposas: Redefining Queer Chicano Identities in the Works of Rigoberto González, NACCS, April 2010.

  • “Mindset Research and Minority Graduate Student Success,” Roundtable Panel: “Minority Identities, Intersectionality, and the Graduate Student Experience,” MLA Convention, December, 2009.

  • “Institutionalizing Intersectionality: Some Practical and Intellectual Challenges,” Roundtable Discussion, NWSA Conference, November, 2009.

  •  “Making Queerness Desirable: Teaching Corpus Magazine in the Ethnic Studies Classroom,” NACCS, Austin, TX, March, 2008.

  • “Power-Illiteracy, Anti-Racist Feminist Pedagogy, and the Failures of Pluralist Multiculturalism,” Engaging Our Faculties Workshop/Retreat, University of Arizona, January 2008.

  • “Barriers for Junior Faculty of Color in the Academy and the Promise of Diversity” (co-written with Stephanie Fryberg), Engaging Our Faculties Workshop/Retreat, University of Arizona, January 2008.

  • “Your Queer Theory Ain’t My Queer Theory: Understanding the Implications of Roderick Ferguson’s Queer of Color Critique,” Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference, UCLA, October, 2007.

  • “Theory from the Periphery: Minority Struggles for Social Justice,” National Association for Chicana/o Studies, Guadalajara, México, June 2006.

  •  “Joto Passivity as Resistance? Queer Instantiations of ‘Active Subjectivity,’” Latino Critical Theory Conference X, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2005.

  • “Shifting the Site of Queer Enunciation: Manuel Muñoz and the Politics of Form,” Mentoring and Multiculturalism Conference, University of Michigan, September 2005.

  • “Risking Disorder in Baldwin’s Another Country,” Minority Identities and Global Democracy: Defending Social, Cultural, and Ecological Diversity. Cornell University Biodiversity Center. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, May 2003. “Akin to Suicide: Identity, Moral Risk, and ‘Responsibility’ in Baldwin’s Another Country,” Feminist Theory Workshop, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University. April 2003.

  • “Hide-ing, Making Skin: Revisiting 'the closet' in Chicana/o Literature,” National Association for Chicana/o Studies, Chicago, Illinois, March 2002.

  • “Identity, Experience and the Undergraduate Classroom,” The Future of Minority Studies: Redefining Identity Politics Conference, Cornell University. November 2001. “Arturo Islas/Letters Home,” Latino Living Center, Cornell University. March 2001.

  • “Theoretical Promiscuity and Minority Discourse: Pillow Talk For Critics Doing Postmodernism,” National Association for Chicana/o Studies. Tucson, Arizona, April 2001.

  • “The Epistemic ‘Crisis’ in Queer Latina/o Migration,” National Association for Chicana/o Studies, Portland, Oregon, March 2000.

  • “Movement Towards Movement: The Value of Alternative Social Relations,” National Association for Chicana/o Studies. Mexico City, México, June 1998.