I am Associate Professor of Latinx and Borderlands Literature in the Department of English at Texas Tech University, where I also co-direct the Literature of Social Justice and Environment initiative (LSJE). My work and writing highlights the need to disrupt mythologies of the American West by incorporating border voices and identities. My current book project, The Haunted Southwest: Towards an Ethics of Place in Borderlands Literature (forthcoming, 2022 by TTU Press) focuses on ideas of space, place, and memory on the US-Mexico Borderlands.