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I am an assistant professor of Latin American cultural studies at Texas Tech University with research and teaching interests in visual culture, Indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies and the environmental humanities.
I am currently working on two book manuscripts: the first, Life Politics: Vital Enactments in Colombia, examines multiple genealogies and aesthetic expressions of "políticas de la vida" in Colombian performance, installation art and activist media; the second, Can You See Me Now? Shattering Ethno-Pornographic Vision studies the Latin American post-pornography movement through critical dialogues with Indigenous performance and visual artists.
My articles and interviews have appeared (or are forthcoming) in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Journal of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, Revista de Estudios Colombianos, and Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades.
Examples of courses I have taught include the graduate seminar Cultural Studies Beyond the Human: Perspectives from the Plantation Américas and the undergraduate course Picturing Pachakuti: Visual Media and Indigenous Futures in Latin America. During academic years 2023-2025, I am contributing to the development of Texas Tech's Indigenous and Native American Studies (INAS) program as an Expanding the Circle: Indigenous and Native American Studies faculty fellow.
My scholarship is deeply interwoven with my creative work as a visual artist and writer on projects including Corrido Vibrante/Vibrant Currents (with Jorge Hernández Camacho and Criseida Santos-Guevara), a series of audiovisual, poetic and photographic interventions on water and extractivism in the Llano Estacado.
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