I am a senior instructor in the Department of English at Portland State University. I research in the fields of Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, border studies, media studies, environmental humanities, digital humanities, comics studies, and sports studies. I teach courses on Latinx literature and Native American literature, as well as on narrative cartography, Latinx comics, Indigenous film, Latinx policy, race and sports, and border crime writing. I am currently at work on a book manuscript about how national borders function as technical and textual practices, titled “Hyperborders: Cultural Techniques of the Trans-American Borderlands.” I am also developing a critical GIS project creating what I call “moralized road maps” of migration narratives.

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