Masiki, Trent and Regina Marie Mills. “Post-Soul Afro-Latinidades.” The Black Scholar vol. 52, no. 1, Spring 2022.
- Areas of Speciality
- Transnational Literatures
- Race and Ethnicity Studies
- African American and African Diaspora Literature
- Multi-Ethnic Literature
- Game Studies
- Comics and Graphic Novels
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Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2014
M.Ed., Arizona State University, 2011
B.A. Washington and Lee University, 2009
Regina Marie Mills is Assistant Professor of Latinx and U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literature in the Department of English and core faculty in the Latina/o and Mexican American Studies program. Her research focuses on Latinx, AfroLatinx, and African diaspora literature and media, particularly life writing studies, refugee literature, and critical game studies. Her first book, Invisibility and Influence: A Literary History of AfroLatinidades, is in press (University of Texas Press, 2024) as part of the “Latinx: The Future Is Now” series. Her research is published or forthcoming in journals and collections such as Latino Studies, The Black Scholar, The Lion & the Unicorn, Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies, The Routledge Companion to Latinx Life Writing, and Latinx Literature and Critical Futurities, 1992-2020.
She is a first-generation college student and as a First Faculty Mentor, she encourages first-gen students to visit her office for cafecito y plática (coffee and a chat). She is the daughter of a Guatemalan immigrant and the eldest of seven children. She wishes her Spanish was better but loves to practice and improve. She is also an avid video game player and welcomes suggestions for new games to try. Dr. Mills believes in making scholarship accessible outside the classroom and has published commentary in The Conversation, The Constitutionalist, and The Eagle as well as appearing on KBTX’s “Focus at Four.” Her second book project, Gaming Latinidad: Latinx Narrative, Representation, and Experimentation in Games, looks to bring together scholarship in Latinx studies and critical game studies. She is a 2023-24 Glasscock Faculty Fellow.
- Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latinx Literature
- Life Writing Studies
- US-Central American and Refugee Literature
- Human Rights and Literary Studies
- Video Games as Literature