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  • Ph.D., University of Houston, 2017
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Biography
Sarah Piña, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Latina/o Literature. She has previously served on the editorial board for Arte Público Press, the nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by US Hispanic authors, and as Research Assistant for the distinguished Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, now celebrating its 25th anniversary at the University of Houston. Piña is the author of several publications on the complex ties between Afro-Caribbean spirituality, gender and sexuality, and US Hispanic literature, including the chapter “Habla Yemayá: El archivo y la etnografía feminista-queer de Lydia Cabrera” in the critical anthology Nuestro Caribe: Poder, raza y postnacionalismos para dinamitar el archipiélago LGBTQ (Isla Negra Editores, 2016).
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests include Spanish language and literature, US Latinx Studies, US Hispanic Literature, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Research Interests

Dr. Piña's research interests include US Latinx Studies, Chicanx Studies, LGBTQ archives, interconnections between spirituality and sexuality within US Hispanic literature, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is currently writing her book manuscript on the lifeworks and archives of US Latina/x and Chicana/x authors titled _The Atlantis Effect: Queer Aquatic Invocations and Spiritual Spaces in US Latinx Literature_.

Consulting Interests

Publications
Selected Publications

: “The Atlantis Effect: Aquatic Invocations and Archival, Spiritual, and Textual (Counter)Discourses in US Latina and Chicana Literature.”, Routledge, 2018

2016: Bridges to Cuba/Puentes a Cuba: 20th Anniversary Edition, Journal of Folklore Research

2016: “Habla Yemayá: El archivo feminista-queer de Lydia Cabrera” , Isla Negra Editores

2015: “Disinterés Social/Social Disinterest”, Borderlines Vol. 1. Voices Breaking Boundaries

2013: “Biographical notes of authors”, Arte Público Press

2012: "La Santería Made a U-Turn: La representación y el significado de la religión afro-caribeña en las obras de Tato Laviera", University of Colorado at Boulder

2012: “Inside the Bones: una exploración postcolonialista de Palo Monte en Outside the Bones de Lyn Di Iorio”, Université de Montreal (159-168 pp.)

Courses Taught

Spring 2018

SPAN 204 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
ENGL 385 PROFESSIONAL EDITING
SPAN 322 SPANISH LITERATURE SINCE 1700

Fall 2017

ENGL 267 LITERATURE OF DIVERSITY: (DV)
ENGL 347 POST-1800 WORLD LITERATURE
SPAN 435 TOPICS IN LAT AMER LIT & CULT:

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