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“Other Looks: Chicanx Responses to US Magazine Aesthetics,” essay forthcoming in MELUS.




“‘I Can Scrawl and I Can Crawl: Kathy Acker Drawing Toward New Narrative,”  essay in Textual Practice 15 July 2021.

"Binging the Borderlands," review, Public Books, March 22, 2021.



Talking #browntv: Latinas and Latinos on the Screen by Frederick Luis Aldama and William Anthony Nericcio,” review, MAKE Literary Magazine, August 31, 2020.

“James Baldwin and Theodore Pelatowski’s ‘Unto the Dying Lamb,’” introduction to ‘Little-Known Document,’ PMLA Volume 135, Number 2, March 2020, pp. 344–349.


“Aida Muluneh’s Strength in Honor,” Among Others: Blackness at MoMA. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2019.

“What is ‘Camp’: Five Scholars Discuss Sontag, the Met Gala, and Camp’s Queer Origins,” essay on Aesthetics for Birds May 6, 2019.



“Everybody Knows His Name: James Baldwin and Richard Avedon’s Nothing Personal,” Los Angeles Review of Books April 7, 2018.



 “Reading Color: Looking Through Language in Warhol,” Criticism 59.4, pp.511-538.

“’Who’s that over there?’: A Response to Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today,” Chicago Review November 2017.



“(Re)pose/(Death)mask: The Visual Language of the Photographic Portrait,” solicited essay in There Was a Whole Collection Made - Photography from Lester and Betty Guttman. University of Chicago, David & Alfred Smart Museum, 2016. 

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