A. Ruiz

Ariana Ruiz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Iowa. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Graduate Minor in Latino/a Studies.

She is currently completing a book manuscript, “In Transit: Travel and Mobility in Latina Art and Literature,” that examines Latina engagement with the promise of American travel and mobility in novels, art, and film to address the limits of citizenship and complicate homogenizing tendencies of Latino identity formation. Her research interests include Latina/o cultural studies, travel literature, transnational feminism, critical race theory, cultural geography, and youth culture studies.