Latina/o/x Literature and Culture, 20th and 21st Century Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S., speculative fiction, globalization, cultural studies, theory.

Professional Biography

Kristy L. Ulibarri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Literary Arts and is affiliate faculty of the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) program, the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE), and the Latinx Center at the University of Denver. Her research and teaching primarily concentrate on Latina/o/x literature and culture, im/migrant narratives, speculative fiction, and cultural studies. Her work often delineates the relationship between contemporary U.S. Latinx cultural production, free-market economies, and national security. She is currently finishing a book manuscript on contemporary Latinx literary and visual narratives that reveal the strategic interplay between nation-state regulations and global economy, forthcoming from University of Texas Press. Her work appears or is forthcoming in ASAP/Journal, Art Journal, Aztlán, Feminist Review, and Latino Studies, among others.

For a full CV, please see my DU Portfolio page: https://portfolio.du.edu/Kristy.Ulibarri.


  • Ph.D., English Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012
  • MA, English, University of Northern Colorado, 2005
  • BA, English, University of Northern Colorado, 2003


Ulibarri, Kristy L. “Governances Of The Dead: Daniel José Older’s _Salsa Nocturna_ And A Necropolitics From Below” Mla, Seattle, WA, 2020.
Ulibarri, Kristy L. “Dreaming Of Deportation: Imagining Otherwise In Maceo Montoya’s _The Deportation Of Wopper Barraza_ ” Latino/A Literary Theory And Criticism, John Jay College, NYC, 2019.
Ulibarri, Kristy L. “_Homo Œconomicus_, The Capitalocene, And Temporality In Alex Rivera’s _Sleep Dealer_” Latina/O Studies Association, Washington, DC, 2018.
Ulibarri, Kristy L. “The “Brown Peril” As Malthusian Catastrophe: Im/Migrant Labor In Cristina Henriquez’s _The Book Of Unknown Americans_” Latin American Studies Association (Lasa), Barcelona, España, 2018.
Ulibarri, Kristy L. “The Cultural Politics Of Agua: Latinx Narratives And Water Futures” American Comparative Literature Association (Acla), UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2018.