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Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Department of Romance Studies

Dr. Estrada’s research focuses on gender formation and transgression, historical memory, and the construction of dissident identities in contemporary Latina/o American Literature. He regularly teaches a first-year seminar on Mexican and Latina women, titled “Mexican Women across Borders and Genres,” and also an upper division course, titled “Violence in Contemporary Latina/o American Literature.” He has published articles on Peruvian American author Daniel Alarcón, and also on Mexican writers Daniel Sada, Orfa Alarcón, Carlos Fuentes, and Yuri Herrera, whose works problematize border identities, migrant experiences, and coloniality. His most recent books are: Troubled Memories: Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation (2018), Senderos de violencia: Latinoamérica y sus narrativas armadas (ed. 2015), Ser mujer y estar presente. Disidencias de género en la literatura mexicana contemporánea (2014), and Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico. Literary and Cultural Inquiries (ed. with Anna M. Nogar, 2014).