I am Associate Professor of Latinx and Borderlands Literature in the Department of English at Texas Tech University. I completed my PhD at The University of Texas, San Antonio in Latinx literatures and my writing and teaching focuses on the American Southwest, U.S border theory, third space feminist theory, and ecocriticism. For years, I contributed movie reviews to the borderlands journal LareDOS, and have published in The Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Western American Literature, Chicana/Latina Studies (The Journal of MALCS) as well as contributed scholarly book chapters in various venues. My work highlights the need to disrupt mythologies of the American West by incorporating border voices and identities, and my current book project, The Haunted Borderlands: Towards an Ethics of Place focuses on ideas of space, place, and memory on the US-Mexico Borderlands. I have a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Journalism from the UT Austin, an MA in English from Texas A & M International U, and a Ph.D. with a concentration in Latinx Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. THIS SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.