Micaela J. Díaz-Sánchez

Micaela J. Díaz-Sánchez
Assistant Professor

Office Location

1704 South Hall

Specialization

B.A.: Dartmouth College, History, Minor: in Theater

Ph.D. Stanford University, Theater and Performance Studies

Education

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Chicana/o and Latina/o Performance Studies
  • Chicana/o and Latina/o Visual Culture
  • Chicana/o and Latina/o Cultural Studies
  • Afro-Latina/o Diaspora Studies
  • Chicana/Latina Feminisms
  • Afro-Latina/o Diaspora Studies
  • Chicana/o and Latina/o Theater History
  • Chicana/o and Latina/o Ethnomusicology  
  • Dramaturgy
  • Acting Methodology
     

Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

“Re-Mapping Queer Desire(s) on Greater Los Angeles: The Decolonial Topographies of Latina Cultural Production” Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Vol.17, No.1, Forthcoming, 2017.

Bailando: We Would Have Been There,” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, Vol.3, No.3, 2016.

“(En)Gendering the Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba: Notes on Authenticity and Diasporic Performance,” Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists; Anthropology News, 2015.

Between Nation and Diaspora: Chicana and Mexicana Feminist Performance.   Book Manuscript, In Progress.

“Para empezar a cantar, pido permiso primero: El son jarocho como una forma de diaspora Africana” en El folklore musical y danzario del Caribe en los tiempos de globalización: Memorias del V Congreso Internacional Música, Identidad y Cultura en el Caribe. Editores Darío Tejeda y Rafael Emilio Yunén.  Instituto de Estudios Caribeños y Centro León, Santiago de los Caballeros, República Dominicana, 2014.

“Yemaya Blew that Wire Fence Down: Invoking African Spiritualities in Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza and the Mural Art of Juana Alicia” in YMJA: Gender, Sexuality, and Creativity in Latina/o and Afro-Atlantic Diasporas. Edited by Toyin Falola and Solimar Otero.  SUNY Press, October 2013.

"The Son Jarocho as Afro-Mexican Resistance Music" co-authored with Alexandro D. Hernández in The Journal of Pan African Studies, Vol.6, No.1, July 2013.

“Body as Codex-ized Word/ Cuerpo Como Palabra (en-)Códice-ado: Chicana and Mexican Transnational Performative Indigeneities” in Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands.  Edited by Chela Sandoval, Arturo Aldama, and Peter García. Indiana University Press, 2012.

“Impossible Patriots: The Exiled Queer Citizen in Cherríe Moraga's ‘The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea’” in Signatures of the Past: Cultural Memory in Contemporary Anglophone North American Drama. Edited by Marc Maufort & Caroline De Wagter. P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2008.

“Chicana Playwrights and Performers” in 500 Years of Chicana Women’s History. Edited by Elizabeth Martínez. Rutgers University Press, 2007.