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Danny Mendez
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Danny Mendez 

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Degree: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Position: Associate Professor of Spanish

Research Interests: Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and cultures; Latino/a studies; Race critical theory; Gender and sexuality in a global context; Migration studies

Campus Address: B356 Wells Hall

Phone: (517) 884-6351

Email: mendezda@msu.edu


Danny Méndez earned his Ph.D. in Caribbean literatures from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies and a Core-Faculty of the Program of Global Studies in Arts and Humanities (GSAH). His research focuses on contemporary narrative representations of Dominican migrations to the United States and Puerto Rico, analyzing the particular ways in which these narratives challenge conceptions of Latin American literature and Latino Studies.
 PUBLICATIONS:
“De travestismos sospechosos y seducciones peligrosas: la identidad sexual and dos cuentos de José Alcántara Almanzar.” Revista Iberoamericana (Accepted and forthcoming in Spring of 2013).
 
“The Intricacies of Bliss in Diaspora: Dominican Diasporic Subjectivities in Josefina Báez’s Comrade Bliss Ain’t Playing.” La Habana Elegante (Forthcoming in fall of 2012).
 
Narratives of Migration and Displacement in Dominican Literature. New York: Routledge, 2012.
 
“La bachata del gay volador: El desafío a la (homo)sexualidad y la identidad dominicana en la música de Andy Peña y en Bachata del Ángel Caído (1999) de Pedro Antonio Valdez.” Revista América Latina Hoy, 58 (2011): 51-62.
 
“Bittersweet Affections: The Ambivalent Imaginings of Haitians in Cañas y bueyes (1936),” Confluencia: Revista hispánica de cultura y literatura.  Volume 27 (1) (Fall 2011).
 

“De lengua materna y padres ausentes: Los negocios de Junot Díaz,” in Aproximaciones a la literatura dominicana, Volumen  II (1980-2005).  Ed. Rei Berroa.  Santo Domingo: Banco Central, 2008.