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Esmeralda Arrizón-Palomera

Esmeralda Arrizón-Palomera

Esmeralda Arrizón-Palomera

Educational Background

Cornell University, PhD
Cornell University, MA
Loyola-Marymount University, BA


Esmeralda Arrizón-Palomera earned her PhD in English Language and Literature from Cornell University in August 2020. She specializes in U.S. Latinx and African American Literature with a focus on race, gender, and migration. Her current book project, The Coloniality of Citizenship and the Turn to the Undocumented in Feminist Thought, studies the work the undocumented immigrant, its presence and absence, has enabled in feminist history, theory, and literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Her work has been supported by the Ford Foundation and appears in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Latino Studies, MELUS, and DreamersAdrift.


  • Literatures in English


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