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American Ethnic Studies

Dr. Isabel Millá

Assistant Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies, Isabel Millán specializes in critical ethnic studies, transnational feminist and queer theories, Chicana/o Latina/o literature and media, bilingual children's cultural productions, comics, and science fiction. Dr. Millán received her PhD in American Culture from the University of Michigan, and has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Texas at Austin, and served as a teacher's assistant at San Francisco State University. 

Select Publications:

"'¡Vámonos! Let's Go!': Latina/o Children's Television." In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama, 44-58. New York: Routledge, 2016.

"Anya Sofía (Araña) Corazón: The Inner Webbings and Mexi-Ricanization of Spider-Girl." In Graphic Borders: Latino Comics Past, Present, and Future, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher González, 203-223. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.

Engineering Afro-Latina and Mexican Immigrant Heroines: Bio/Border Politics in Dystopian Speculative Fiction and Film.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 40, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 167-185.

"Contested Children's Literature: Que(e)ries into Chicana and Central American Autofantasías." Signs 41, no. 1 (Autumn 2015): 199-224.

Review of The Night is Young: Sexuality in Mexico in the Time of AIDS by Hector Carrillo for CLGH, Committee on Lesbian and Gay History 20, no. 2 (2006): 9-11.

Dr. Millán is currently completing two book manuscripts titled Bilingual Children's Television from Dora to Elena and Niñas Raras in Transborder Children’s Cultural Productions, and a book review in Latino Studies.

AMETH 353 Art & Activism   
Courses:
AMETH 160 Introduction to American Ethnic Studies 
AMETH 453 Latina/o Perspectives: Transborder Children's Literature
AMETH 461 Transformative Thought 
AMETH 550 Research Methods/Popular Pathways to Knowledge
AMETH 560 Topics: Race, Sex & Science Fiction
AMETH 650 Capstone: Practicing Social Change 

 

Isabel Millan, PhD        

Contact Info

Email: imillan@ksu.edu

Phone: (785) 532-2112

Office: Leasure Hall, Room 103D

Office Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays

12:00-1:00pm & by appt.