Research and Pedagogical Interests
a little more about me...
I’m interested in multidisciplinary collaborations associated to visual art, pedagogy, social justice, digital humanities, interdisciplinary research and studies on race, gender and sexuality, queer theory and culture, experimental literature (i.e. i love poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid literature, comics, graphic novels and queer of color erotica).
As part of my teaching practice, I offer interdisciplinary, compassionate, feminist centered approaches to creative writing studies, literary analysis and art-making. I value restorative justice-informed, radically-inclusive and noncarceral approaches to teaching and learning the arts. I’m aware that these frameworks are always changing and thus always welcome further discussions on these methodologies.
I honor works written by and about writers of color, women writers, indigenous writers, writers of the diaspora, queer identified writers, disabled writers, undocumented and writers deemed as underrepresented or marginalized. They are the heartbeat and backbone of literature. When raised up, these stories speak many truths, reveal many modalities of being and pave the way for so many others.
As a mixed media artist, I see collage writing as a platform where I can experiment with the boundaries of storytelling. Through collage and assemblage, I see alternative modes for excavating, retrieving, and reimagining memory and ancestral lineage without losing the sensorial as a form of knowing. This also informs most of my video and sound work. I also have a professional background in visual arts.
I am excited to be in dialogue with other queer, trans, BIPOC writers, artists, thinkers, and cultural producers of the Humanities, of the Arts and in literature. That being said, I’m invested in queer-of-color, feminist critique that contiunually challenge and disrupt structures of heteropatriarchy and cissexism as well as sex, desire, and compulsory monogamy rooted in settler colonialism.
I am available for virtual and in-person readings, talks, presentations, workshops, and lectures. I enjoy happy working within and amongst a diversity spaces and audiences.