Margarita Alely Nuñez Arroyo

Margarita Alely Nuñez Arroyo
  • Ph.D

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106 Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Margarita Alely Nuñez Arroyo is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas. She is Mexicana, feminista, escritora, poeta y bailarina. Her areas of research are women of color feminism, indigenous feminism,  ghosts, trauma, and the paranormal specter in literary works. She focuses on Latinx literature and in particular the genre of gothic, however, she studies a wide range of literary works by indigenous writers and writers of color. She is working on the function of ghosts, specifically looking at literary works through a decolonial framework of the border.  Thus, looking at ghosts not being able to be contained through borders, as well as the cries that cannot be silenced. Her literary analysis of specters interrogates class, citizenship, race, disability, trauma, and labor. She works to frame her work in a decolonial manner, paying tribute to the hard work of indigenous scholars. Nuñez Arroyo's poetry and non-fiction work is an uncovering of her past and the wounds she has survived and has seen family members undergo. She discusses her identity and blissful brown joy. She also writes as resistance to a world that tries continually to have her shed her skin and erase the accent, she carries from her mother and father. Ella escribe para el pasado, el presente, y el futuro.