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Op-Eds & Essays

“You Cannot Give Thanks for What Is Stolen.” Hyperallergic. November 23, 2022. 


“Your Land Acknowledgment Is Not Enough” Hyperallergic. October 12, 2022.


“How Can We Trust Administrators? They assure us it’s safe to return to the classroom — but there are good reasons not to believe them.” Chronicle of Higher Education. September 24, 2021.


“Rick Santorum Said America Came ‘From Nothing.’ He’s Part of a Long History of Indigenous Erasure That Plays Out in Art and Life.” Artnet News. April 29, 2021.


“The Capitol Rioter Dressed Up as a Native American Is Part of a Long Cultural History of ‘Playing Indian.’ We Ignore It at Our Peril.” Artnet News. January 18, 2021.

El cuerpo, la colonialidad y la crítica queer.” Conversaciones del Cono

Sur. 4:2 (2019). [link]


“Thanksgiving is Dedicated to Erasing the Ruthlessness of English Settlers.”

Truthout. November 28, 2019. [link]


“Museums Must Engage More with Indigenous People.” The Art

Newspaper. November 5, 2019. [link]


“Why Dior’s Appropriation of Native Identity to Sell Perfume Miserably

Backfired.” Hyperallergic. September 6, 2019. [link]


Joseph M. Pierce and Jaskiran Dhillon, “Cherokee Nation Sends

First Delegate to Congress.” Truthout. September 6, 2019. [link]


“Elizabeth Warren’s Apology to Native Peoples Was Woefully

Inadequate.” Protean Mag. August 21, 2019. [link]


“There Is No ‘Pride’ in Appropriation.” Hyperallergic. July 17, 2019.



“Vengo a hablar de política. Claudia Rodríguez en la academia

de NYC.” Revista Anfibia. June 26, 2019. [link]


“Roma is a Beautiful Film of Indigenous Erasure.” Indian Country

Today. December 28, 2018.

* I don't know why, but this text no longer appears on Indian Country Today's website. However, I originally published it on the blog portion of this site, for reference: [link]


Co-editor, “Syllabus: Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee Citizenship, and

DNA Testing”. Critical Ethnic Studies Journal Blog. December 19, 2018. [link]


“A Language is not a Widget.” Portal: LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections Annual Review. 13 (2017-2018): 10-12. [link]


“Dismantling the Humanities at Stony Brook University, or What

Good is a Spanish Department today?” LLILAS Benson UT Latin Americanist Alumni Blog. July 6, 2017.

*This blog is no longer active and I cannot find an archive of it.


“Travestis, negras, maricas, boricuas.” Revista Anfibia. June 13,

2016. [link]

“In Search of an Authentic Indian: Notes on the Self.” Indian

Country Today. July 28, 2015. [link]

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