Another Aesthetics Is Possible: Arts of Rebellion in the Fourth World War. Duke University Press, 2021.

Forthcoming: Revolutionizing Aesthetics: Composing a World beyond Art. Co-authored with Gabriel Rockhill. Under contract with Columbia University Press for the series New Directions in Critical Theory.

Refereed Journal Articles

“After the Border is Closed: Fascism, Immigration, and Internationalism in Ricardo A. Bracho’s Puto.” Forthcoming in American Quarterly, December 2021.

“Toward a Compositional Model of Ideology: Materialism, Aesthetics, and Cultural Revolution,” co-authored with Gabriel Rockhill. Philosophy Today 63.1 (Winter 2020).

“How to See Violence: Artistic Activism & the Radicalization of Human Rights,” ASAP/Journal, Vol. 3, no. 2 (May 2018).

“Through an Anticolonial Looking Glass: On Restitution, Indigenismo, and Zapatista Solidarity in Raiders of the Lost Crown. American Quarterly, Vol. 70, no. 1 (March 2018): 1-24.

Chapters in Books

“The Battleground of the Present: The Walking Archive, the Pocho Research Society of Erased and Invisible History, and Etcétera…,” Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the America, ed. Bill Kelley Jr., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. Published in Spanish translation as “La Batalla del presente: Pocho Research Society, Archivo Caminante y Etcétera…” in Hablar y Actuar: Arte, Pedagogía y Activismo en las Américas, ed. Bill Kelley Jr., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. Forthcoming.

“On the Zapatistas’ Little School of Freedom (a Student’s Notes).” In Dancing with the Zapatistas, ed. Diana Taylor and Lorie Novak. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

“Voices, Variations and Deviations: From the LACE Archive of Southern California Performance Art.” Co-authored with Suzanne Lacy. In Live Art in L.A.: Performance in Southern in California, 1970-1983, ed. Peggy Phelan. New York: Routledge, 2012. pp. 61-114.

“Cyclona: A Polemic on Perception.” Co-authored with Ricardo Bracho. In MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985, eds. Rubén Ortiz Torres and Jesse Lerner. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011. pp. 102-105.

“The Rhythm of Capital and the Theater of Terror.” In Art and Activism in the Age of Globalization: Essays on Disruption, eds. Karel Vanhaesebrouck, Lieven De Cauter, Paul De Bruyne & Ruben De Roo. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2011. pp. 214-239.

Published in Spanish translation: “El teatro del terror ante el desconcierto errorista.” De gente común. Prácticas estéticas y rebeldía social, ed., Lorena Méndez, Brian Whitener and Fernando Fuentes. México: Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, Fundación/Colección Jumex, 2013. 125-43.

Journal Articles and Interviews

“The Here and Now” special issue co-authored with the After Globalism Writing Group, Social Text 134: Vol 36, no. 1 (February 2018). Forthcoming.

“Wandering the Camino Real: The Walking Archive and The Unreal, Silver-Plated Book.e-misférica 9.1-2 (Summer 2012),

“Cyclona and Early Chicano Performance Art: An Interview with Robert Legorreta.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 12.3 (Summer 2006): 475-490.

Reprinted in Sexuality (Documents of Contemporary Art Series), ed. Amelia Jones. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2014. pp. 208-212.

“Painting Stages/Performing Life: Gronk.” Interview with Gronk. Contemporary Theatre Review 15.3 (August 2005): 338-347.

“Ephemerality in the Urban Desert: Harry Gamboa Jr. in Conversation.” Interview with Harry Gamboa Jr. Journal of American Drama and Theatre 16.3 (2004): 52-62.

“Dario Robleto.” InterReview no. 6 (March 2006).

Encyclopedia Entries

“Cecilia Vicuña” and “Marisol Escobar.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United States, ed. Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. 

Other Publications

“Notes on performance art in LA. Or, some antagonisms never go away.” In The Antagonist Guide to the Assholes of Los Angeles, ed. The Llano Del Rio Collective. Los Angeles: Halfletter Press, 2013.

“The Forking Paths of Panamerica.” In The School of Panamerican Unrest: An Anthology of Documents, eds. Pablo Helguera and Sarah Demeuse. New York: Jorge Pinto Books, 2011. Pp. 57-60.

Image: detail from a painting in the series Foklor Insurrecto by Francisco Papas Fritas, 2017, acrylic on canvas.


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