- Latino Migration Project
Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
Dr. Vigil conducts research and teaching on contemporary Latina/o cultural production, militarization, and transnational activism. Her book, War Echoes: Gender and Militarization in U.S. Latina/o Cultural Production, was recently published by Rutgers University Press (July 2014). War Echoes that examines U.S. Latina/o responses to military intervention in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Iraq. The work joins an explicit critique of U.S. imperialism with a U.S.-specific exploration of the role and function of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, language, and citizenship in order to understand and underscore the importance of identity in the articulation and deployment of transnational identities and organizations. Other publications include: “The Divine Husband and the Creation of a Transamericana Subject” in Latino Studies (Summer 2013), “Judaism, Sexuality, and the Nation in Francisco Goldman’s The Divine Husband” in Returning to Babel: Jewish Latin American Representations and Experiences, eds. Amalia Ran and Jean Cahan. Boston: Brill, 2012. pg. 89 – 102, and “Transnational Community in Demetria Martínez’s Mother Tongue,” in Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism10: 1 (2010): 54 — 76.
She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the role and representation of mass media in U.S. Latina/o literature.