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Claudia Milian

Professor of Romance Studies
Romance Studies
Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257
217C Language Ctr, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


LatinX genesis: On the origins of a mongrel species

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · January 1, 2024 This essay focuses its attention on Madrid, the Royal Botanical Garden (RBG), and the LatinX presence just as they were all coming into existence in the Spanish and European world. Pursuing a LatinX origin that exceeds humanness, this thought exploration t ... Full text Cite

Transatlantic LatinX studies, Iberian studies, and the Global South

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · January 1, 2024 More than a special issue, this endeavor serves as a sourcebook and provocation amplifying embryonic but interlinked sites of inquiry: LatinXness in Spain and its vital conversation with US LatinX studies as well as Iberian studies. LatinXs share historica ... Full text Cite

A note on the cover image

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · January 1, 2023 Full text Cite

Friendly moods

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · August 1, 2021 This exploration is a journeying toward ethical encounters with others in unfamiliar locales. It attends to friendship, close association with non-relatives, and a nexus of themes that arise amidst the COVID-19 global health crisis: quarantine life, networ ... Full text Cite

Latinx

Chapter · December 10, 2019 LatinX has neither country nor fixed geography. LatinX, according to Claudia Milian, is the most powerful conceptual tool of the Latino/a present, an itinerary whose analytic routes incorporate the Global South and ecological devastation. ... Cite

LatinX studies: Variations and velocities

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · February 1, 2019 At the core of this Cultural Dynamics special issue on “LatinX Studies: Variations and Velocities” are new conceptual approaches, epistemological workings, “keywords,” and modes of inquiry that enable us to theorize LatinX Studies and global LatinXness for ... Full text Cite

Crisis management and the Latinx child

Journal Article English Language Notes · October 1, 2018 This article takes into consideration Valeria Luiselli's Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, a nonfictional work about unaccompanied Central American minors coming to the United States and the immigration questionnaire they must navigate to d ... Full text Cite

The mesoamerican corridor, central American transits, and Latina/o becomings

Chapter · January 1, 2018 In a podcast interview with the online project Radio Ambulante, spearheaded by Daniel Alarcón, the novelist spoke with Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez about his acclaimed book, The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail. Martí ... Full text Cite

Extremely Latin, XOXO: Notes on LatinX

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · August 1, 2017 This special issue on Theorizing LatinX explores the cultural and political representations of the LatinX category and its widespread dissemination. The forum’s range of interlocutors—Russell Contreras, María DeGuzmán, Patricia Engel, R. Galvan, Nicole Gui ... Full text Cite

Latinos and the like: Reading mixture and deracination

Chapter · January 1, 2016 A striking scene from the 2009 Academy Award-nominated film, Precious, sets up the entangled workings and dilemmas of the white, brown, dark brown, black, and mixed-race Latina/o economies illuminating this study. In it, the titular protagonist, an African ... Full text Cite

Author's response

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · January 1, 2014 Full text Cite

US Central Americans: Representations, agency and communities

Journal Article Latino Studies · June 1, 2013 Full text Cite

Latining America: Black-Brown passages and the coloring of Latino/a studies

Book · January 1, 2013 With Latining Americakeeps company with and challenges existent models of Latinidad, demanding a distinct paradigm that puts into question what is understood as Latino and Latina today. Milian conceptually considers how underexplored “Latin” participants–– ... Cite

Lewis Gordon’s Semiotic Analysis of "Race," Existential Phenomenology, and Mulatinidad

Journal Article The C.L.R. James Journal: A Publication of the Caribbean Philosophical Association · 2008 Cite

LatinX genesis: On the origins of a mongrel species

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · January 1, 2024 This essay focuses its attention on Madrid, the Royal Botanical Garden (RBG), and the LatinX presence just as they were all coming into existence in the Spanish and European world. Pursuing a LatinX origin that exceeds humanness, this thought exploration t ... Full text Cite

Transatlantic LatinX studies, Iberian studies, and the Global South

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · January 1, 2024 More than a special issue, this endeavor serves as a sourcebook and provocation amplifying embryonic but interlinked sites of inquiry: LatinXness in Spain and its vital conversation with US LatinX studies as well as Iberian studies. LatinXs share historica ... Full text Cite

A note on the cover image

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · January 1, 2023 Full text Cite

Friendly moods

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · August 1, 2021 This exploration is a journeying toward ethical encounters with others in unfamiliar locales. It attends to friendship, close association with non-relatives, and a nexus of themes that arise amidst the COVID-19 global health crisis: quarantine life, networ ... Full text Cite

Latinx

Chapter · December 10, 2019 LatinX has neither country nor fixed geography. LatinX, according to Claudia Milian, is the most powerful conceptual tool of the Latino/a present, an itinerary whose analytic routes incorporate the Global South and ecological devastation. ... Cite

LatinX studies: Variations and velocities

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · February 1, 2019 At the core of this Cultural Dynamics special issue on “LatinX Studies: Variations and Velocities” are new conceptual approaches, epistemological workings, “keywords,” and modes of inquiry that enable us to theorize LatinX Studies and global LatinXness for ... Full text Cite

Crisis management and the Latinx child

Journal Article English Language Notes · October 1, 2018 This article takes into consideration Valeria Luiselli's Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, a nonfictional work about unaccompanied Central American minors coming to the United States and the immigration questionnaire they must navigate to d ... Full text Cite

The mesoamerican corridor, central American transits, and Latina/o becomings

Chapter · January 1, 2018 In a podcast interview with the online project Radio Ambulante, spearheaded by Daniel Alarcón, the novelist spoke with Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez about his acclaimed book, The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail. Martí ... Full text Cite

Extremely Latin, XOXO: Notes on LatinX

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · August 1, 2017 This special issue on Theorizing LatinX explores the cultural and political representations of the LatinX category and its widespread dissemination. The forum’s range of interlocutors—Russell Contreras, María DeGuzmán, Patricia Engel, R. Galvan, Nicole Gui ... Full text Cite

Latinos and the like: Reading mixture and deracination

Chapter · January 1, 2016 A striking scene from the 2009 Academy Award-nominated film, Precious, sets up the entangled workings and dilemmas of the white, brown, dark brown, black, and mixed-race Latina/o economies illuminating this study. In it, the titular protagonist, an African ... Full text Cite

Author's response

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · January 1, 2014 Full text Cite

US Central Americans: Representations, agency and communities

Journal Article Latino Studies · June 1, 2013 Full text Cite

Latining America: Black-Brown passages and the coloring of Latino/a studies

Book · January 1, 2013 With Latining Americakeeps company with and challenges existent models of Latinidad, demanding a distinct paradigm that puts into question what is understood as Latino and Latina today. Milian conceptually considers how underexplored “Latin” participants–– ... Cite

Lewis Gordon’s Semiotic Analysis of "Race," Existential Phenomenology, and Mulatinidad

Journal Article The C.L.R. James Journal: A Publication of the Caribbean Philosophical Association · 2008 Cite

Caramelo. By Sandra Cisneros

Journal Article Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies · 2006 Cite

McOndo and Latinidad: An Interview with Edmundo Paz Soldán

Other Studies in Latin American Popular Culture · 2005 Cite

An Interview with Manlio Argueta

Other CiberLetras · 2002 Cite

An Interview with Danzy Senna

Other Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters · 2002 Cite

Mestizaje: Critical Uses of Race in Chicano Culture. By Rafael Pe´rez-Torres

Journal Article Aztla´n: A Journal of Chicano Studies Cite

Open Double Consciousness and Mulatinidad in Latino America

Journal Article Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura (CIEHL) / International Journal of Humanistic Studies and Literature Cite