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Profile: Ruby Tapia

Title: Associate Professor
Degree:
Ph.D., University of California-San Diego  2002
Tapia

Contact Info

Office:

3168 Angell Hall, 2110 Lane Hall

Hours:

by appointment on Tuesdays, 11am - 1pm; 2110 Lane Hall

Phone:

764-0327

Uniqname:

rtapia

email:

rtapia@umich.edu

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

race and visual culture, photography, comparative ethnic studies, feminist theory

Publications


American Pietàs: Visions of Race, Death and the Maternal, Critical American Studies Series, University of Minnesota Press, 2011

www.upress.umn.edu/Books/T/tapia_american.html

Interrupted Life: The Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the U.S., Edited by Rickie Solinger, Tina Reynolds, Paula Johnson, Martha Raimon, and Ruby Tapia, University of California Press, 2010

“Volumes of Transnational Vengeance: Fixing Race and Feminism on the Way to Kill Bill,” Strange Affinities: The Sexual and Gender Politics of Comparative Racialization, Eds. Grace Kyungwon Hong and Roderick Ferguson, Duke University Press, 2011

“Race, Class, and the Photopolitics of Maternal Re-Vision in Rickie Solinger’s Beggars and Choosers,” Feminist Studies, Summer Issue, 2010

“Certain Failures: Representing the Experiences of Incarcerated Women,” in Interrupted Life: The Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the U.S., Eds. Rickie Solinger, Tina Reynolds, Paula Johnson, Martha Raimon, and Ruby Tapia, University of California Press, 2010

“Profane Illuminations: The Gendered Problematics of Critical Carceral Visualities,” PMLA, May 2008

“Suturing the Mother: Race, Death and the Maternal in Barthes’ Camera Lucida,” Special Forum on Race and Photography, English Language Notes, 44.2, Fall/Winter 2006

“’Just ten years removed from a bolo and a breechcloth’: The Sexualization of the Filipino ‘Menace,’” Positively No Filipinos Allowed, Eds. Antonio Tiongson, Ric Gutierrez, and Ed Gutierrez. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006

“Impregnating Images: Visions of Race, Sex, and Citizenship in California’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaigns,” Feminist Media Studies, 5:1, March 2005
“Un(di)ing Legacies: White Matters of Memory in Portraits of ‘Our Princess,’” Cultural Values, 5:2, April 2001

Book and Film Reviews:
“Children of the Crocodile,” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Journal, November 2004

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?: Consciousness, Politics, and Knowledge Production in Chela Sandoval’s Methodology of the Oppressed,” American Quarterly, 53:4, December 2001

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