Peer-reviewed Literary Criticism:
“The Child of 9/11: Reproductive Futurism in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” Forthcoming in JASAT: Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas.
“The Child and the Latina Immigrant: Reimagining the Southern California Imaginary in Héctor Tobar’s The Barbarian Nurseries.” Western American Literature, vol. 53, no. 4, 2019. doi:10.1353/wal.2019.0001 Abstract
“El HIJO y el Niño argentino: El futurismo reproductivo en Los topos de Félix Bruzzone.” SCOLAS Journal, vol. 3, 2018. Abstract
“Fictionalizing the Real: Imagined Publics and Constructions of Self in Etty Hillesum’s Diary.” Dutch Crossing: A Journal of Lowlands Studies, vol. 48, no. 2, 2018. doi: 10.1080/03096564.2017.1415799 Abstract
Unwanted Witnesses: Journalists and Conflict in Latin America. By Gabriela Polit Dueñas, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019. (Copyediting, style and content.)
Master’s thesis: “Subjectivity as Skopos: On Translating a Dutch Novel.” May 2016.
Abstract: This master’s thesis presents an excerpt of my translation of the Dutch novel Maar buiten is het feest (Arthur Japin, 2012), along with critical commentary. I begin with a review of the most relevant and useful theory I researched for my project, with Hans J. Vermeer’s skopos theory providing a crucial basis for my ultimate application of various theoretical approaches, including Venuti’s foreignization and feminist translation theory. I then define my own skopos (from Greek: aim or purpose) for this particular translation project, and follow with a detailed discussion of my motivations, methods, and choices for the excerpt presented in light of the skopos I define. I argue that a translation should be judged according to the skopos or skopoi established by the translator and that, as such, the selection of a variety of theoretical approaches is appropriate in application.
Writing for the Public:
“Water,” Traverse: Northern Michigan’s Magazine, June 2015.
“How to Survive in the Jungle: A Bilingual Glossary and Guide,” Verge Vol. 8, 2012.
“Miss Michigan,” Traverse: Northern Michigan’s Magazine, December 2006.
“Warm,” Traverse: Northern Michigan’s Magazine, January 2006.
“You Are Here,” Northern Home and Cottage, March 2005.