Ariana Ruiz

Spanish & Portuguese
University of Iowa

Ariana Ruiz is an Assistant Professor of Latino/a Literature and Culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her research interests include Latina/o cultural studies, travel literature,  critical race theory, cultural geography, and youth culture studies. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled In Transit: Travel and Mobility in Latina Art and Literature that examines Latinas' engagement with the promise of American travel and mobility in novels, art, and film.