Assistant Professor of Spanish
430 Pardee Hall
610-330-3323

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Columbia University

Research: Prof. Rodríguez-Ulloa specializes in contemporary Latin American culture and Literatures, with emphasis on the Andean region. Her book project Sadistic Cholas: Sex and Violence in Peru explores the political resignification of the racial slur chola as it is now deployed by queer trans-feminist performers, authors, and collectives. In the manuscript, the sadistic chola is theorized as a volatile symbolic figure embodying multiple feminine-gendered subjectivities that advance systemic critiques through an aesthetics of anger as connected to politics and sexualities. Their appropriation of the word chola develops a language to contest the longue durée of racialization and exploitation of women in the Andean context.

Teaching Interests: Prof. Rodríguez Ulloa periodically teaches the Survey of Latin American Literature II (SPAN 318) with a focus on women writers and trans-feminism. She also teaches the Seminar in the Literature and Culture of the New World, which combines works of the colonial period with cultural productions of the present. Based on her research interests, she has developed an FYS on Punk subcultures that critically connects politics and popular culture in the American Hemisphere.

Publications: 

Books

(In Press) Punk. Las Americas Edition. Co-edited with Rodrigo Quijano and Shane Greene. Bristol: Intellect. Forthcoming 2021

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles & Book Chapters

“Debris and Poetry: A Critique of Violence and Race in the Peruvian Eighties” Latin American Literary Review. 47(94): 9-18.

“Producción de espacio en la ciudad de Lima: la estética de los im/propio en la poesía de Domingo de Ramos” Catedral Tomada. Journal of Latin American Literary Criticism. 4(7): 242-269.

“1987. Visualidades punk y miradas racializadas” Revista de la Red de Estudios Visuales Latinoamericanos 1(1): 47-67.

“Cuerpo en vilo: pensando a la escritora desde la narrativa de Carmen Ollé” In Esta mística de relatar cosas sucias. Ensayos en torno a la obra de Carmen Ollé. Eds. Mariela Dreyfus, Bethsabé Huamán Andía and Rocío Silva Santisteban. Lima: Centro de Estudios Literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar, Latinoamericana Editores.

Animales ruidosos: teoría política y punk peruano” In Juventud(es), regímenes de sensibilidad y disidencia. Ed. Salvador Salazar Gutiérrez. Ciudad Juárez: Universidad Autónoma C.J.

“Artist Archives: Experimentation in Peruvian Art about the Memory of the Armed Conflict” e-misférica 9(1).