Ximena Keogh Serrano

Ximena Keogh Serrano, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Carnegie 106B
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Ximena Keogh Serrano is an assistant professor of Spanish and Latinx Studies at Pacific University. Her areas of specialization lie at the intersection of Latin American and U.S. Latinx literary and cultural studies, and studies in gender and sexuality.

In her research, Dr. Keogh Serrano explores questions of borders and sites of liminality.  Interested in the representation of subjects “on the move,” she investigates the ways in which texts and bodies transit between and across linguistic and socially-framed borders of time, space and being. Her research is informed by feminist, queer and decolonial methodologies, and it moves across genres of literature, film, media, visual arts, and performance.

Areas of Research and Specialization
Latin American Literature
Latinx Studies
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Critical Race Theory
Film and visual culture
Border studies
Performance studies

Spanish and Latin American Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2018
M.A., Spanish Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012
B.A., Spanish Literature and Communication, Loyola University of Chicago, 2008

SPAN 211 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
SPAN 406 Political Dissidence in Literature, Film, and Music of the Americas
HUM 260 Latinxs in U.S. Pop Culture
HUM 360 Between Borders and Belonging: An Exploration of Latinx Texts and Beings in Transit


“Lettered Encounters: Ana Castillo’s Mixquiahuala Letters & Its Poetics of Spilling.” New Transnational Latinx Perspectives on Ana Castillo. University of Pittsburg Press. Editors by Karen Roybal and Bernadine Hernández. (Forthcoming)

“Dreaming a Radical Citizenship: How Undocumented Queers in the United States Configure Sites of Belonging and Being through Art and Media Technologies.” Special Issue: Re-Queering the Nation: America’s Queer Crisis. European Journal of American Studies. Volume 11, Issue 3: February 2017.


 ““Waiting to Fire” in the Journal for Latina Critical Feminism. (Spring 2018)
“Our Words at Sea” in Hematopoiesis Press’s Scarification Issue. (February 2018)
“The Sting Thereafter” in Le Petit Press’s Mo(u)rning Anthology (March 2018).
"Invitación." Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures 1.2 (2017): 186-186.
“Leaking Forms, A Past”; “Orchestral Longings.” Rejoinder Journal. The Stranger Within Issue.
Rutgers University. May 2018.
"Identity Ruptures," and "We answer" in “States of La Frontera” issue of pacificREVIEW.
(September 2018)