Affiliated Scholars

Alicia Núñez

Teaching Assistant, Latina and Latino Studies

Alicia received her B.A in Spanish and a B.S. in Psychology from California Lutheran University in 2015. Alicia is interested in problematizing the linearity and materiality of movement in migration to explore the dynamic nature of latinidad. Specifically, Alicia dialogues hemispherically between soundscapes and U.S. Latinx literature to understand how a sonic intertextual reading can contribute to the material records of mobility often studied in border and migration studies. Alicia’s other research focuses include: Punk Rock in Los Angeles, U.S. Central American Literature, and notions of “Childhood” in Latinx literature.


Joel Valentín-Martínez

Senior Lecturer, Dance/Theater.

His choreographed work "Tlatelolco Revisited" recently premiered at Luna Negra Dance Theater. He is currently restaging Nora Chipaumire’s Groundswell.