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Kristy L. Ulibarri
Assistant Professor

Office: Bate 2103
Phone: 252.328.6994

Kristy L. Ulibarri specializes in Latina/o Literature and Studies. Her work considers the intersections between border security, free-market economies, and Latina/o cultural production. She is currently working on a book manuscript that delineates these relationships. In addition to this work, her other interests include collecting contemporary Latina/o labor narratives and corridos and exploring neoliberalizations of the rasquache art movement.  


B.A. University of Northern Colorado
M.A. University of Northern Colorado
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching

Latina/o Literature and Studies
Border Theory
U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literature

Courses Taught

7080: Cultural Studies Theory and Methods
7070: Literary Theory
6330: Studies in Latino/a Literatures
4340: Ethnic American Literature
3240: US Latina/o Literature
1000: Appreciating Literature

Selected Publications and Presentations

“Neoliberalism.” The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Literatures. Eds. Frances R. Aparicio and Suzanne Bost. London: Routledge (forthcoming 2012)

“Premodern Style: How Neoliberalism Rewrites Cultural Nationalism on Latina/o Bodies,” MLA, January 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA.

“The (Necro)State of Immigration: La Ciudad and a Politics of Labor,” Newberry Seminar in Borderlands and Latino Studies, January 28, 2011, The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.

“The (Bio)State of Immigration: Performances of National Security in Luis Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway,” 2010 MELUS Conference, April 8-11, 2010, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA.

“The (Neo)colonialism of Labor and Consumption in Foster’s Atomik Aztex,” Nuestra America in the U.S.?: A U.S. Latina/o Studies Conference, Feb. 8-9, 2008, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.