Monday, November 7, 2022


 California Community College Organizacion de Latina/o/x, Guidance, Empowerment and Advocacy Conference in Long Beach, Nov 2-4, 2022

Was excited to present my research from my article and book chapter on Ozomatli at the COLEGAS conference, where I had the opportunity after the Welcome and Keynote speakers to preview the presentation I gave the following day. The organization is an amazing group of Latinx leaders in higher education and I felt honored to speak about Ozomatli, who performed at the event. Thanks to Dr. Cynthia Olivo, Michelle Y. Batista, and the rest of the executive committee for hosting an empowering event. 

Information on COLEGAS: 

Resources about Ozomatli related to my talk: 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Composition Studies 50th Anniversary Issue

My Piece "Composing in the Discomfort of Institutional Violence"

Composition Studies journal is celebrating their 50th anniversary with this special issue. From publishing a book review a dozen years ago to currently serving on the advisory board, I’m honored to be included in this special issue with many scholars whose work I admire.


Composition Studies journal link 

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Co-Authored NCTE Position Statement on Media in English Language Arts


I was honored to be a contributor to a position statement for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) on Media Education in English Language Arts. The statement provides support on behalf of the national organization and its members for educators whose institutions do not recognize how technology, media, and multimodal composing parallel traditional English Language Arts curricula while offering culturally and technologically relevant skills and literacies to students who read and write in these digital spaces. 

 The statement can be read on NCTE's website:

A Washington Post columnist took umbrage with a lack of practical suggestions in the statement, but the intended audience for the statement is English educators who know how to suitably incorporate media texts into their class, though may lack the institutional support to do so. 

This statement affirms the innovative practices of educators who seek to address the literacy rates that the authors points to in the introduction as the problem that he feels is not being addressed in this statement that tells administrators and school board officials that they should trust their educators to engage their students in new ways that will positively impact their literacy scores.