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Michael Cucher


Dr. Michael Cucher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English in the School of General Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. His teaching focuses on the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and power in US literature and visual culture. His research focus is Latina/o studies, and his current writing projects range in topics from representations of Jewish masculinity in Latina/o literature to the pedagogical uses of social media, such as Twitter. His forthcoming publications include the article, “Picturing Fictional Autobioethnography in Norma Elia Cantú’s Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera” in MELUS: Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States.