- Assistant Professor
- Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University
- B.A., Comparative Literature, Smith College
- Chicana/o and Latina/o cultural studies
- Literary theory
- Feminist theory
- Queer theory
- Disability studies
- “Enabling Aztlán: Arturo Islas, Disability and Chicana/o Cultural Nationalism.” Modern Fiction Studies. Forthcoming in 2011.
- “‘You Gotta Make Aztlán Any Way You Can:’ Disability in Cherrķe Moraga’s Heroes and Saints.” Disability and Mothering: Liminal Spaces of Embodied Knowledge. Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson and Jennifer Cellio, eds. Forthcoming in 2011 from Syracuse University Press.
- “Disabling La Frontera: Disability, Border Subjectivity and Masculinity in ‘Big Jesse, Little Jesse’ by Oscar Casares.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States 35.1 (Spring 2010): 35-52.
- “Life on Wheels: Disability, Democracy and Political Inclusion in Live Flesh and The Sea Inside.” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 4.1 (Spring 2010): 17-32.
Work in Progress
Dr. Minich is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Accessible Citizenships: Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico.