Occasional tumblr: http://professorracheltensions.tumblr.com/

Courses at Wesleyan University

Contemporary Puerto Rican Art and Literature, Fall 2017

Lyric Poetry and Music: The Color and Politics of Cry, Sound, and Voice, Fall 2017

Latina/o/x Literature and Art, Spring 2017

Place, Belonging and Sound in the Latina/o/x, Black, and Caribbean Imaginations in Contemporary NYC, Spring 2017

On sabbatical, Fall 2016

The Sounds of Black and Brown Performance (Center for the Humanities interdisciplinary course, co-taught with Katherine Brewer Ball), Spring 2016

Brown, Black, and Queer Forms and Feelings, Fall 2015

Introduction to Latina/o/x Literature: Border, Citizen, Body, Fall 2015

Law, Savage, and Citizen in Contemporary Literary and Cinematic Imaginations, Spring 2015

Caribbean Poetry and Cinema: “A Fields of Islands” in an Open Sea, Spring 2015

Lyric Poetry and Music: The Color and Politics of Cry, Sound, and Voice, Fall 2014

On the Border: Chicana/o, American, and Mexican Literature and Cinema, Fall 2014

The Senses and the Subject in Poetry and Cinema, Spring 2014

Place, Belonging, and the Sounds of the 20th Century Latina/o, Caribbean, and African American Imaginations in New York City, Spring 2014

Slavery, Latifundia, and Revolution in Latin American Literature and Cinema, Fall 2013

Introduction to Latina/o/x Literature: Border, Citizen, Body, Fall 2013

Senior Honors Theses Advised (Wesleyan)

Juan Gallardo (Mellon-Mays Fellow), English, “Toward a Theory of Insurrectionary (Black) Motherhood,” Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Argelys Samuel Oriach, English, “Breaking the Circle of the Plantation: Violence, Affect and the Ephemeral in Junot Díaz’s Afro-Caribbean Literary Imagination,” Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Paulina Jones-Torregrosa (Mellon-Mays Fellow), English and FGSS, “This Bridge That Never Dissipates: Re-creations of This Bridge Called My Back, 1981-2015,” Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Jessica Kaplan Tollmann, FGSS (co-advised with Professor Christina Crosby), “The Electromagnetic Lady: Janelle Monáe, Sonic Fiction, and Black Feminist Worldmaking,” Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Anya Morgan, English, “The Dreaming Dead: Cinematic Revelations in Apocalypse,” Fall 2013-Spring 2014 (received Honors in the English Department)

Dissertation Committee Member (The University of Pennsylvania)

Kristen Meylor, Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2013-Spring 2016.


(Photo credit: Kimberly Kitada, Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive, New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2017.)