Areas of Research:
My research investigates visual and narrative codes found in Chicanx picturebooks to see what these cultural productions reveal about strategies for political resistance and cultural resilience. I use interdisciplinary and decolonial methodologies, with particular attention to Chicana Feminist Theory, to interrogate these texts. I aim to use my investigations to foster conversations between critical ethnic studies approaches in LIS curriculum and children's library services.
PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)
MLIS (children's and youth services concentration), University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
BA, English, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
Honors and Awards:
ALA Spectrum Scholar, 2006