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K-State Today

December 15, 2015



Millán, professor of American ethnic studies, publishes in Chicana/o Studies Journal

By Melisa Posey

Isabel Millán, assistant professor of American ethnic studies, published "Engineering Afro-Latina and Mexican Immigrant Heroines: Biopolitics in Borderlands Speculative Literature and Film" in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, fall 2015, volume 20, number 2.

Positioned in conversation with Chicanafuturist theorist, Catherine S. Ramírez, Millán compares Jacqueline Carey's speculative fiction character, Loup Garron, with cinematic figure, María Isabel "Isa" Reyes, in order to gauge their resonance and potential impact within broader Afro-Latina/o, Latina/o, and Chicana/o speculative narratives. Major themes include racialization, gender, sexuality, language, citizenship, and biopolitics.

This publication is part of a special issue, "Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture," co-edited by Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson and B.V. Olguín.