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Isabel Millán

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Latinx/Chicanx Studies; Transnational Feminist, Women of Color, and Queer of Color Theory; Children's Literature, Television, Film, and Comics; Science Fiction and Fantasy; New Media, Digital Technologies, and Digital Literacy


Professor Millán received her Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan. This Fall, 2018, she joins the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon. Her publications include articles in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. She is currently completing her book manuscript on queer and bilingual children's literature. 


“Autofantasías: Reinventing Self & Inspiring Travesuras in Children’s Cultural Productions.” In El Mundo Zurdo 6, Conference Proceedings, edited by Sara A. Ramírez, Larissa M. Mercado-López, and Sonia Saldívar-Hull, 27-44. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 2018.

“‘¡Vámonos! Let’s Go!’: Latina/o Children’s Television.” In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama, 44-58. New York: Routledge, 2016.

“Anya Sofía (Araña) Corazón: The Inner Webbings and Mexi-Ricanization of Spider-girl.” In Graphic Borders: Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher González, 203-223. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.

“Engineering Afro-Latina and Mexican Immigrant Heroines: Biopolitics in Borderlands Speculative Literature and Film.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 40, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 167-185.

Reprinted in Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture, edited by Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson and B.V. Olguin, 279-297. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017.

“Contested Children's Literature: Que(e)ries into Chicana and Central American Autofantasías.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 41, no. 1 (Autumn 2015): 199-224.