Writing

Publications

Books

Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora (June 2018 NYU Press)

Performing Beyond the In-Between: DiaspoRican Identity and Belonging (in process)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Writin’, Breakin’, Beatboxin’: Strategically Performing “Women” in Hip-Hop,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 43, no. 1 (Autumn 2017): 175-200.

Performing Queer Mamí on Social Media: Gender-Fluid Parenting as a Practice of Decolonisation,” Special Issue: “On The Maternal,” Performance Research (Volume 22:4) 2017.

Special Issue Co-editor, “All Hail the Queenz: A Queer Feminist Recalibration of Hip Hop,” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Routledge (Volume 24:1) 2014.

Critical Intimacies: Hip Hop as Queer Feminist Pedagogy,” co-authored with Shanté P. Smalls. “All Hail the Queenz: A Queer Feminist Recalibration of Hip Hop.”Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, New York: Routledge (Volume 24:1) 2014.

“AbbyTC5: A Pioneering ‘HomeGirl’ in Hip Hop Herstory,” All Hail the Queenz: A Queer Feminist Recalibration of Hip Hop,Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, New York: Routledge (Volume 24:1) 2014.

Shifting Aesthetics: The Stick Up Girlz Perform Crew in a Virtual World,” Graffiti, Eds. John Lennon and Matthew Burns, Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (Volume 25) 2013.

Journal Essays

Be About It: Graffiteras Performing Feminist Community.” TDR: the journal of performance studies (Issue T219) 2013.

Reprinted: Gender and Sexuality: A Batch from TDR, MIT Press Batches for Kindle, 2014.

Book Chapters

“Yo Soy Boricua Feminista, Pa’que Tu Lo Sepas!: Notes from a DiaspoRican on Performing Outsider Identity,” Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity, Eds. Grisel Y. Acosta and Roberta Hurtado, forthcoming.

“‘Daring to Be ‘Mujeres Libres, Lindas, Locas’: An Interview with the Ladies Destroying Crew of Nicaragua and Costa Rica,” La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades, Eds. Jason Nichols and Melissa Castillo-Garsow, The Ohio State University, 2016.

“No Somos ‘Mariposas’, Somos ‘MariPUSSY’: An Interview with Graffiti Art Activist MISS163 aka Sharon Lee De La Cruz,” Identity & Anonymity: An Artful Anthology, Eds. Jonathan Talbot, Leslie Fandrich, and Stephen Specht, Mizzentop Publishing, 2016.

“Ways of Being Seen: Gender and the Writing on the Wall,” Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art, Ed. Jeff Ross, Routledge Handbooks and Companions Series, 2016.