Roxana Ariadne Curiel, Ph.D.



Roxana Ariadne Curiel, Ph.D., was named assistant professor in the World Languages and Cultures Department.  She was a visiting professor at Pepperdine University (2016-2018) and an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2020) in Mexican Literature and Cultural Production at Willams College.  As an interdisciplinary scholar, her work analyzes representations of bodies that challenge normative notions of citizenship, gender and race in Mexico, Central America, and the Latinx diaspora in the U.S.  Her teaching interests encompass pedagogies for language-minoritized students, racialized communities, abolition as a transnational project, and migrations across the Americas.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (2012) from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and her Ph.D. (2016) in Peninsular and Mexian Literature and Cutlures from the Univeristy of California, Riverside. 


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