I’m interested in the role of literature in the identity building process of marginalized communities. In particular, I’m interested in the ways in which border communities in the North of Mexico are represented and represent themselves in literature especially as relating to violence and trauma.


  •  C.Phil Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles (2020)
  •  M.A. Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles (2018)
  •  B.A. Spanish and Portuguese, Rice University (2016)
  •   B.A. English, Rice University (2016)


I study the representation of female migrants’ trauma in Chicanx and Mexican cultural production, including literature, performance art, and film. My research interests also include the politics of the migration journey (across Mexico and into the U.S.) and I have participated in interdisciplinary research that analyzes this journey and its various complex parts.


Mellon Regional Conference, Rice University November 2015
“Community Identity and Storytelling in Nellie Campobello’s Cartucho”
Leadership Alliance National Symposium July 2015
“Varying Narratives: Traumatic Memory and Subversion in Nellie Campobello’s Cartucho”
Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques Conference, Rice University October 2013
“The Monstrous Shatters the Sacred in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”