Research and Teaching Interests
- Transnational and immigration studies.
- Chicana feminist theory.
- History of [transnational] sexualities.
- Global feminisms.
- Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration: Engendering Transnational Ties. University of Texas Press, 2010.
- 2011 Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA) Book Award.
- Three Decades of Engendering History: Selected Works of Antonia I. Castañeda. Eds. Linda Heidenreich with Antonia Castañeda, and original contributions by Luz María Gordillo. University of North Texas Press, 2014.
- Antonia: A Chicana Story. Coproduced and codirected by Luz María Gordillo and Juan Javier Pescador, 2013.
Refereed Articles and Book Chapters
- In Press “Contesting Sci-Fi: Culture, Appropriation, and Chicana Feminist Mappings of Terri de la Peña’s ‘Refugio’ the Vampire Vis-á-vis Laurell Hamilton’s Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. (Forthcoming 2016)
- “Outlawing Transnational Sexualities: Mexican Women, US Immigration Policy, and National Security,” in Hidden Lives and Human Rights: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies in Undocumented Immigration. Ed. Lois Ann Lorentzen. Vol. 1. Praeger, 2014: 249-273.
- “Engendering Transnational Social Networks: Mexicanas and Community Formation in San Ignacio-Detroit,” Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Volume 10, Issue I (Fall), 2010: 28-59.
- “The Bracero, the Wetback, and the Terrorist: Mexican Immigration, Legislation, and National Security,” in A New Kind of Containment: “The War on Terror,” Sexuality, and Race. Eds. Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2009: 149-166.
Refereed Creative Publications
- “La Secretary,” Border-Lines: Journal of the LRC, Latino Research Center. University of Nevada, Reno. Volume III, 2015: 98-102.
- In Press “Curfew,” “La Cucaracha,” and “Mexican Angel,” for Basta! 100 Latinas Write on Violence Against Women. Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. (Forthcoming 2015)
- In Press “Neon Thighs,” submitted for the anthology Queer Latina Voices, Kórima Press. (Forthcoming 2015)