Jessica F. Marroquín specializes in 20th century and contemporary Latin American studies, with a focus on cultural production in Mexico and Mexican-American communities. Her research interests include literature, feminist and gender studies, digital studies, death studies, the role of the nation-state, hybridity, and religion. She is also a member of the Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab at the University of Virginia where she has created and published a podcast on la Santa Muerte, or Holy Death, and is currently creating another audio-documentary on religion in Houston, Texas. As a postdoctoral fellow at UChicago, Jessica is working on a manuscript that studies the figures of death – La Catrina, La Santa Muerte, and beyond – as products of cultural hybridity. She will also be teaching one to two courses on podcasting and digital studies.
“Review: Cartas a la familia,” Special Issue: Latinx Digital Humanities, ed. Lorena Gauthereau, in Reviews in the Digital Humanities. Accepted June 2020. Forthcoming.
“Bel/la y S/Z: la reformulación de Honoré de Balzac en ‘Cuarta versión’ (1982) de Luisa Valenzuela,” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 97(6): 649-663, 2020.
“Homenaje, violencia y memoria en Las putas de San Julián,” Historia de un escenario: 40 años de teatro en español en la Universidad de Virginia, ed. Fernando Operé and Fernando Valverde. Valparaíso USA: Clayton, GA, 2020.
“La Santa”, podcast episode, Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab (RRD) Sacred and Profane, aired April 2020.
“Two Days of Shadowing Going on Thirty,” blog post, Scholars’ Lab, February 3, 2020,