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the University of Texas at Austin
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Romani History and the Gypsy Sterotype in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, Mexican and Brazilian Visual Culture, Migration Narratives, Modern Mexican Cultural History
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About Me

I research Iberian and Latin American Romani history and the Gypsy stereotype in literature, cinema, and media. I draw from subaltern history, decolonial and critical race theory, literary analysis, and gender studies.

My dissertation focuses on the literary femme fatale archetype found in Mexican and Brazilian cinema from 1950 to 1980. I analyze the genealogy of Gypsy images and narratives with a focus on race, gender, and nationalism. My dissertation is developed in mixed-methods of semi-structured interviews, historical archival work in Brazil and Mexico, and the close reading of plays, novels, and films. This project has received generous support from the Fulbright Commission, the United States Department of Education, the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT), and the Graduate School of The University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Publications

“The Romani Archives and Documentation Center: A Migratory Archive?” Critical Romani Studies Journal, vol. 4, 2021. journal-article DOI:

“El proceso inquisitorial a Maria de la Concepción de nación Gitana 1668-1680.” Nombrar y circular, gitanos entre Europa y las Américas: Innovación, creatividad y resistencia. Colegio de San Luis, 2020, pp.165-186. book-chapter ISBN: 978-607-8666-84-3

“Historia y memoria de los Romaníes en México.” Acervos regionales en la construcción histórica. Josué Mario Villavicencio Rojas, Blanca Esthela Santibáñez Tijerina (coordinadores). BUAP, 2014, pp.172-179. book-chapter ISBN: 9786074878974

Media Coverage
Country Focus
México & Brasil
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Libraries & Archives, Literary History, Migration & Immigration, Race