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Michaela Jane Coleman

Michaela Jane Coleman

Field of Study: 
Decolonial Theory, Border Theory, Chicanx Feminisms, LGBT/Queer Literature, Contemporary Literature
Profile / Bio: 

Michaela'sĀ research focuses on narratives of physical and metaphysical borderlands. As an undergraduateĀ  at Stanford her research concentrated on perpetuation and alteration in mythic paradigms, specifically focusing on myths of the US-Mexico border as represented in contemporary fiction. Building on this foundation, her graduate research addresses the borderland as a site of physical and emotional violence, and examines the parallels between myth and legislation in political border zones.