I study Latinx literatures and visual cultures.
- Latinx Literature, Drama, and Visual Culture with a special focus on the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.
- Latinx Religions and Worldviews, particularly feminist revisions of traditional religiosities and especially as represented in literature, film, and performance.
- Latinx in the Midwest, especially the life stories, quotidian performance cultures, and cultural expressions of Midwestern Latinx communities.
- Black and Latinx Cultural Expression with a focus on the ways these speak to the fusions, networks, and border-crossing among Black populations in the Americas.
- Multicultural American Literature and Culture and the intersections and convergences among Latinx, African American, Asian American, and Indigenous canons.
- Co-editor of (and contributor to) Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest, to be published by University of Illinois Press in June 2022.
- Author of Latina Lives in Milwaukee published by the University of Illinois Press in 2015.
- Author of Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race, and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative published by Duke University Press in 2011.
- Founder of Mujeres Talk (2010-2017) and Co-Founder and current board member of Latinx Talk (2017 to present), an interdisciplinary academic open access online forum.
- Articles in the Latino Studies Journal, Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, American Literary History, Modern Fiction Studies, American Quarterly, Studies in American Indian Literatures.