New Publication on Lorna Dee Cervantes and Rage Against the Machine

I am pleased to announce that my article titled, “Anti-Capitalist Critique and Travelling Poetry in the Works of Lorna Dee Cervantes and Rage Against the Machine” was published in the Journal of the International Association for Inter-American Research, Vol. 5 No. 1 (April 2012). The Issue is called Transitions and Continuities in Contemporary Chicano/a Culture […]

Occupy Wall Street or “Sleep Now in the Fire”

“American eyes / American eyes, see the world from American eyes / Bury the past / Rob us blind / And leave nothing behind” – Zack de la Rocha, 1998 Rage Against the Machine(RATM) have garnered a mass following since their beginnings in the early 90s. Some like their sound; others like the leftist, activist […]

Americas Studies

The Following is an edited version of a presentation I gave at the School of English PhD Slam on the 15th September 2011. To see news coverage of the event, please click here. My research interests range across contemporary women’s poetry, Chicana/o Studies, Americas Studies, feminist geography, border theory, transnationalism, migration and ethnicity, representation of […]

“Swallow the One that Made You Ill”: The Origins of My Research in Chicana/o Studies

Believe it or not, a lazy evening spent browsing Rage Against the Machine’s website originally sparked my interest in Chicana/o Studies. The militant lyrics and political content of their music as well the bands political activism and interest in issues such as racism, immigration and worker’s rights in the US motivated me to do some […]