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Esmeralda Arrizón-Palomera, Ph.D

Assistant Professor



Dr. Esmeralda Arrizón-Palomera completed her undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University in 2009 and earned her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature at Cornell University in 2020. She specializes in U.S. Latinx and African American Literature and culture with a focus on race, gender, and migration. Her current book project, titled The Coloniality of Citizenship and the Turn to the Undocumented in Feminist Thought, studies the work the undocumented immigrant, its presence and absence, has enabled in feminist history, theory, and literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the late-twentieth century. She has taught courses in Latinx and African American literature and culture, feminist thought, and social movements at Cornell University, California State University, Los Angeles, Boston University, and the University of Pennsylvania, and her work has been published in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Latino Studies, MELUS, and DreamersAdrift.