Selected Bibliography of My Dissertation Research

Selected Bibliography of My Dissertation Research Topic: Diasporic Puerto Rican Poetry and Music through the lens of disaster, sovereignty and aesthetics via the field of Anthropology. Anderson, Benedict R. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism, 1983. Agamben, Giorgio. End of the Poem: Studies in Poetics. Stanford: Stanford …

On the intellectual labor of Brown Scholars with White Colleagues trying to Diversify their Classrooms

White academics are forever asking me to help them diversify their classrooms, and while I appreciate their desire to diversify – there’s a lot of intellectual labor that goes into this. White scholars, ya’ll are showing your privilege by not even trying to find some of this information yourself. It’s one thing …

In My Words: I Organized the LSU Pro-Immigration Walkout/Protest

In 2007, I danced upon the scene of New York City spoken word with the pen name Poeta Guerrera, rising in popularity amongst local poets with a poem entitled “Violent Silence.” This piece was about the relative silence in our world while millions of people are experiencing modern versions of …