Urcaregui, Maite

Graduate Student


M.A., English, The University of Colorado, Boulder (2016)
B.A., English, magna cum laude, Gonzaga University (2013)

Maite Urcaregui is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is also in the graduate emphasis programs in the Department of Black Studies and the Department of Feminist Studies. She received her Master of Arts in English with a certificate in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Maite studies twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and comics through an interdisciplinary framework that draws from theories of gender, race, sexuality, and performance. Her current research uses a queer formalist approach to investigate how multiethnic American authors strategically employ visual elements in their literature to navigate and critique the visual politics of race, gender, and sexuality, particularly as they demarcate who is seen as “citizen.” Her publications include “‘A Revelation Not of the Flesh, but of the Mind.’: Performing Queer Textuality in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home,” forthcoming in The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama, and  “Intersectional Feminism in Bitch Planet: Moving Comics, Fandom, and Activism Beyond the Page” in Gender and the Superhero Narrative (University Press of Mississippi, 2018).



South Hall 2432-J

Office Hours: 

Spring 2020 - Tues. 11 am - 12:15 pm - email for Zoom link



Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9580


American Cultures and Global Contexts
Hemispheric South/s
American Literature
Cultural Studies
Literature, Film, and the Visual Arts
Theories of Gender and Sexualities
American Race and Ethnic Studies

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