I am currently working on the following two book projects:
CURRENT BOOK PROJECTS:
(Under contract by Biblioteca Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña Press & CUNY Dominican Institute)
Tracing the Legacy of Camila Henríquez Ureña through Translation and Beyond.Co-authored with Dr. Annee Roschelle. Using contemporary transnational feminist theories, this book will reclaim Camila Henríquez Ureña’s legacy by placing her at the center of conversations on race, gender, and intellectual history. The book will situate Camila’s vast body of work into current dialogues of Latinx and Spanish-speaking Caribbean gender studies.
Beyond Borderlands. Popular Music in Contemporary Dominican/Dominican-York Literature and Performance examines the role of transnational dominicanidad in the proliferation of literary texts and performances that challenge traditional nationalisms and hegemonic discourses in a transnational age. Through an interdiscursive analysis between Afro-diasporic music (merengue, bachata, reggaeton, hip-hop), and contemporary Dominican/Dominican-York literature and performance, this book examines the impact of transnational networks in racial identifications and gender roles.
My research has been featured in various peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes, and The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Visit my CV for more details.
My most recent research has been featured in Small Axe , Chasqui. Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana Vol. 47.1 and Revista Conjunto.