Armando García

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Cornell University, Hispanic Literatures and Cultures

armando.garcia018@ucr.edu

Professor García specializes in Latina/o and Latin American literature, theatre, and performance studies. He is completing his first book manuscript, Impossible Indians: The Native Subjects of Decolonial Performance, where he examines the role that performance and embodied knowledges have played in the consolidation of racial subjectivity from the colony to the present. His work shows how decolonial aesthetic practices can alter contemporary formations of race and freedom. He is also at work on a project on feminist and queer artists and their affective responses to illegality and state-sponsored terror in the Américas.

Recent Courses:

  • Decolonial Performance (graduate, Spring 2018)
  • Introduction to Latina/o/x Literatures (undergraduate, Winter 2018)
  • Introduction to Critical Methods (undergraduate, Fall 2017)

Selected publications:

  • “Freedom as Praxis:Migdalia Cruz’s Fur and the Emancipation of Caliban’s Woman,” Modern Drama, Vol. 59, No. 3 (Fall 2016): 343-362.
  • “The Illegalities of Brownness,”Social Text 123, Vol. 33, No. 2 (June 2015): 99-120.