curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, June 2019

Dissertation: From Shungoloma to El Panecillo: Struggles Over Urban Space in Quito, Ecuador

Kirstie Dorr (Co-Chair), Shelley Streeby (Co-Chair), Daphne Taylor-Garcia, Dayo Gore, Gloria Chacon

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

M.A., Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, May 2013

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

M.A., Hispanic Languages and Literature, December 2011

Thesis: “‘Hablo por mi diferencia’ The Rebirth of Lemebel from Los incontables to ‘Manifiesto.”’

Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York

B.A., magna cum laude, Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Translation, May 2009

APPOINTMENTS

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland

Assistant Professor, Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, Fall 2019-Present

PUBLICATIONS

“From La Virgen del Panecillo to La Virgen del Legrado: (Trans)national Feminist Struggles for Reproductive Rights in the Andes.” Frontiers. (Accepted with revisions).

“América’s Home: A Dialogue about Displacement, Globalization, and Activism.”  Co-authored with Denise Fuller, Delia Fernandez, and Danielle Olden, Frontiers 34.1. Spring 2013. 130-134.

CONFERENCES

2019    “From La Virgen del Panecillo to La Virgen del Legrado: (Trans)national Feminist Struggles for Reproductive Rights in the Andes.” Sexuality and Borders Symposium. 4 April, New York University, New York, NY. Panelist.

2016    “‘Caminante no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar’: What of the Queer Diaspora?” Promiscuity, Incivility, and (Un)Disciplinarity: Latina/o Studies Association Conference. 9 July, Westin Hotel, Pasadena, CA. Panelist.

2015    “¿Por qué ‘lo queer’ sí da?: A Schematic Analysis of ‘Queer’ in the Ecuadorian Context.” Precariedades, exclusiones, emergencia, Latin American Studies Association Conference. 30 May, Hilton Hotel, San Juan, PR. Panelist.

“Schematic Analysis of ‘Queer’ in Latin America.” Queer Hemisphere Workshop/Taller. 13 May, Univeristy of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. Panelist.

2014    “‘One Letter Away from Exercising Citizenship:’ Civil Rights and Citizenship in Ecuador’s Trans-Rights Campaign.” Conference on World Historical Social Science. 27 April, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY. Panelist.

“Espacio, ciudadania, y fantasias neoliberales de ‘democracia sexual.’” Queering Paradigms 5 Conference, 22 February, FLACSO-Sede Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador. Panelist.

“Towards a Decolonial Sexual Politics: Stories from Iran and Ecuador.” UC Riverside Tabla Conference. 19 January, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA. Panelist with Alborz Ghandehari.

2013    “(In)Compatibilities of Queer Theory and Decolonial Feminist Praxis” Panel. Negotiating Points of Encounter: National Women’s Studies Association Conference. 8 November, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnatti, OH. Chair.

2012    “Indigenous Education in Ecuador: Decolonizing Knowledge and Reformulating Citizenship.” Feminism Unbound: Imagining a Feminist Future, National Women’s Studies Association Conference. 10 November, Marriot Hotel, Oakland, CA. Panelist.

“National Re-Imaginings and Progressive Imaginaries: Ecuador’s Identity-Based Movements under Neoliberalism.” Global Queerness, Sexuality, Citizenship, & Human Rights in the 21st Century Conference. 7 October, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. Panelist.

“Latin American Identity Categories: Re-Imagining Transgender.” Gender Matters Conference, 13 April, Governors State University, University Park, IL. Panelist.

CAMPUS TALKS

2017    “Being Queer, Raza, and in Higher Education.” adelante series. 23 February. University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA. Invited Panelist.

2016    “Methodologies of Difference: Reading & Teaching Zines.” Graduate Research Brown Bag Series. 17 November, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA. Invited Panelist.

“Latinas in Higher Education.” Representing the Under-represented Graduate Student Panel. 5 October. University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA. Invited Panelist.

“Urban Re-structuring in the Neoliberalism Era: A Historical Analysis of the Formation of Quito at the End of the 20th Century.” Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies Graduate Symposium. 18 February, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA. Panelist.

2015    “América’s Home (2012) Panel Discussion.” Frontiers Welcome Reception. 24 September, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Discussant.

2013    “Neocolonialism in Latin America: Screening Madeinusa (2006).” Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies Film Series. 29 January, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Facilitator.

2012    “Transmedia, Transreal” Panel. Queer Places, Practices, and Lives: A Symposium in Honor of Samuel Steward. 19 May, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Chair.

2010    “Voz femenina articula la historia no-oficial del Cono Sur: Conversación al sur.” Hispanic Languages & Literature Colloquium. 7 April, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. Panelist.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016                Hemisferio Queer/Queer Hemisphere Research Group, Irvine, California. University of California Humanities Research Institute Research, Invited Participant. September-December.

University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California. Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Kirstie Dorr. May-November.

2015-16           Race, Space, and Infrastructure Research Group, San Diego, California

University of California, San Diego Center for the Humanities Group Member. September-June.

2015                Queer Hemisphere Research Group, San Diego, California. Graduate Research Assistant. March-May.

University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California. Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Kirstie Dorr. July-December.

2014                University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California. Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Kirstie Dorr. July-December.

FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

2019                MANA de San Diego Scholarship

2018-19           Fletcher Jones Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, San Diego

2018                MANA de San Diego Scholarship

Ethnic Studies Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship, University of California, San Diego

2017                CILAS/Dissertation Travel Grants Fund, University of California, San Diego

Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars Program, University of California, San Diego

2016                Tinker Field Research Travel Grant, University of California, San Diego

Friends of the International Center Scholarship, University of California, San Diego

2015                Tinker Field Research Travel Grant, University of California, San Diego

Friends of the International Center Scholarship, University of California, San Diego

2013-2015       Ethnic Studies Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Diego

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

2018-2019       Admissions Committee Graduate Student Representative. Ethnic Studies Department. University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California.            

2015-2016       Graduate Student Representative for Latino Studies Section. Latin American Studies Association.

Guest lecture organizer, “Yolanda Teran Maigua: Indigenous Women’s Organizing in the Andes.” University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California.

2013-2014       Ethnic Studies Department Colloquium Committee Organizer. Ethnic Studies Department. University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California.                         

2011-2013       Intersections Committee Member. Women of Color Caucus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

2018    Centering LGBTQIA Needs in the Workplace Training. Center for Policy Initiatives, San Diego, California.

2017    Ethnic Studies Teaching Assistant Training Facilitator. University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California.          

2015    LGBTQIA Professional Development Faculty and Staff Training. Civic High School, San Diego, California.

LANGUAGES

English (Fluent)

Spanish (Native)