Scholarly Publications


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2020    Chicana Artivistas: Community, Music and Transborder Tactics in East Los Angeles. University of Texas Press, (forthcoming).


2019    “Maña Magic: Chicana Feminist Praxis, In the Home, At Large and Behind Bars” for The Journal of Aztlan, University of California Press, (forthcoming).

2017    Album Review for “Songs of Struggle and Hope” by Agustin Lira and Trio Alma for American Music Journal, University of Illinois Press.

2017    “Los Lobos: From Radio to Experience” in Good Morning Aztlan. Mexico City, MX. Resistencia Editorial.

2018    “ ‘Coyote Hustle’: Street Vendors and Gentrification in Boyle Heights.” Santa Barbara, CA. Kalfou (Spring).

2017    “Fandango as a De-colonial Tool” for Saving Our Own Lives: Queer, Radical, and Feminist Voices of Color Third Women Press, Inaugural Edition (forthcoming).

2017    “Caminos y Canciones in the City of Los Angeles.” In The Tide Was Always High for Pacific Standard Time LA/LA ed. Josh Kun. University of California Press.

2017    “The Bees, The Honey, The Humanity” Mujeres de Maiz. Third Woman Press. (forthcoming).

2016    “ ‘Sobreviviendo’: Immigration Stories and Testimonio in Song:” Center for Latino Research at University of De Paul.

2014    “Creating a Mexican-AfroCuban American Beat” in What It Means to be American Zocalo Public Square. December.

2014    “Mixing in the Kitchen: Entre Mujeres Feminine Translocal Composition” in Performing Motherhood: Artistic, Activist and Everyday Enactments. Ontario, Canada. Demeter Press.

2014    “Introduction: Digital Humanities, Public Humanities.” New American Notes Online (NANO). New York City College of Technology. New York, July.

2014    A de Activista. (Spanish Children’s literature and adaptation to Innosanto Nagara’s A is for Activist) Seven Stories Press, New York, New York.

2014    “Chican@ Artivistas at the Intersection of Hope and Imagination.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldua Conference, El Mundo Zurdo. University of Texas Press. July.

2012    “Imaginaries,” Liner notes, co-authored with Russell Rodriguez for Quetzal, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. May.

2011    “Intersectionality in Context: Three Cases for the Specificity of Intersectionality from the Perspective of Feminists in the Americas,” co-authored with Rebecca Clark and Sara Diaz for an anthology as a result of the International Conference for Young Academics titled Race, Class, Gender as categories of difference and inequality: Which Perspectives Arise from the Concept of ‘Intersectionality’ for Human and Cultural Sciences? CIERRA /University of Erfurt. Paris, France.

2011    “Sonic (Trans) Migration of Son Jarocho Zapateado: Rhythmic Intention, Metamorphosis and Manifestation in Fandango and Performance.” Ethnic Identity Politics, Transnationalization, and Transculturation in American Urban Popular Music: Inter-American Perspectives. Eds. Wilfried Raussert and Michelle Habell-Pallan. Trier: Germany, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier (WVT).