Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Diversity is not Inclusion: special issue

 A Piece on my Rhetoric of Storytelling Course in Composition Studies

Feeling really grateful to the editors of this special collection, Christina Cedillo, Ersula Ore, and Kim Wieser, for including my work with so many great contributions. What's even more humbling is how something I said in conversation ended up in a Sonia Arellano, José Cortez, and Romeo Garcia's piece on shadow work with academia, and a reference to my digital testmonio chapter was included in Christine Garcia, Genevieve de Mueller Garcia, Christina Cedillo and Les Hutchinson Campos' piece on mentorship. 

Sonia Arellano et al.: https://compositionstudiesjournal.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/arellano-cortez-garcia.pdf

Christine Garcia et al.https://compositionstudiesjournal.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/garcia-campos-de-mueller-cedillo.pdf 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Bulletin of Latin American Research book review

 My Never-ending Fandom for Frederick Aldama and Tex{t}-Mex Nericcio

A book review I wrote for the Bulletin of Latin American Research on Frederick Luis Aldama and William Nericcio's new book Talking #BrownTV was just published. The image below is the journal's website and I add a link to the book on Amazon.
Here's a quote:

Talking #brownTV asks us to retrain our eyes to see brown as beyond black and white, thereby teasing out the nuance and complexity that’ is often ignored in polarised responses to Latinx representation. 

Journal link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/blar.13303 


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Northern California Innocence Project Virtual Class Visit

Racial Justice Act #RJA4ALL 

This past week, Lori Stone from the Northern California Innocence Project spoke in my class about the work of freeing wrongfully convicted persons, as well as their policy work. The program has: received 16,000 requests for help with false convictions & helped free 32 wrongfully convicted people that account for 468 years lost in prison to false convictions. 

Stone made us aware that this week, the Racial Justice Act is on the floor for vote this week, allowing for claims of racial discrimination against judges, jurors & lawyers. This bill is an important step towards dismantling a justice system that's designed to imprison people of color. #rja4all

Thursday, April 15, 2021

My Article in Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2020

Super proud that my Composition Studies article "Decolonial Potential in a Multilingual FYC" was selected by the Parlor Press editors to be included in this collection. I feel really honored that Laura Micciche, then editor at Composition Studies, nominated my article "Decolonial Potential in a Multilingual FYC" for the collection *Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2020*. I was also proud that it was selected by the editors for the inclusion in the collection of really excellent scholarship that the editors described as "transformative." Thank you to Laura and the Parlor Press editors. I'm looking forward to getting a copy.

 Link to the websitehttps://parlorpress.com/collections/best-of-the-journals-in-rhetoric-and-composition/products/best-of-the-journals-in-rhetoric-and-composition-2020

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Contributed a Post to NCTE Blog

 #NationalPoetryMonth and Prison

Thankful to the folks at National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) who asked me to contribute a post to the organization's blog in the spirit of #NationalPoetryMonth. Inspired by my trip to San Quentin with SCU students and Maura Tarnoff, the teaching of writing by Erec Toso in Arizona prisons, and my interview with Ana Castillo about her memoir, I discuss poetry and prison in these tumultuous timeshttps://ncte.org/blog/2021/04/prison-poetry-tumultuous-times/?fbclid=IwAR3awJewv92DqunoS63uWKEEuaFL4yy2k4Kz8LsP-9lMWTGXKqAbjGvdu3g

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

A Guest on Latinx Pop Lab Podcast


Super thankful to Distinguished Professor and author/editor of 20+ books, Frederick Luis Aldama, for having me as a guest on his Latinx Pop Lab video podcast. I had a really great time talking about my book and other Latinx pop culture.