As a transdisciplinary gender and sexuality scholar my research brings together the fields of Latinx Studies, Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Girl Studies, Ethnomusicology, Fan Studies, Porn Studies, Fat Studies and Cultural Studies. My publications demonstrate my commitment to interdisciplinary, intersectional and transnational research that deploys insights about the erotic practices of Latinx and Mexican communities in the United States. I study cultural texts and performances that agitate respectable politics and I theorize working-class vulgarities as feminist rebellion.
My research on Jenni Rivera has resulted in three peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Popular Music Studies, New American Notes Online and Sounding Out. My other published articles focus on the theme of fat erotics and other working-class pleasures.
- “The Making of Fat Erotics: The Cultural Work and Pleasures of Gordibuena Activist” Journal of Fat Studies. 10:3, 237-252.
- “Longing for Fat Futures: Creating Fat Utopian Performatives in Burlesque” Frontiers: Journal of Women Studies. 41:3, 107-129.
- “The Pornographic Grammar of the Vocal Latinx Body” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. 26:3, 590–596.
- “Latina Fans Agitate Respectability: Rethinking Anti-Fans and Anti-Fandom.” In Transformative Works and Culture. No. 29. May 15.
- “Eye Fucking the Camera Lens: Listening to the Erotic Noise of Boudoir Photography.” In So Sounding out! December 15.
- “Unapologetic Paisa Chingona-ness: Listening to Fans’ Sonic Identities.” In So Sounding out! August 28.
- “Intoxication as a Feminist Pleasure: Drinking, Dancing, and Un- Dressing for/with Jenni Rivera. New American Notes Online. New York City College of Technology. Issue 9.
- “Sonic Pedagogies: Latina Girls, Mother-Daughter Relationships, and Learning Feminisms through Consumption of Jenni Rivera” Journal of Popular Music. 28