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Yoalli Rodríguez Aguilera

Yoalli Rodríguez Aguilera (Ph.D., UT Austin) is an Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies. They specialize in environmental racism, ecological grief, mestizaje, state violence, and anti/ de-colonial feminism in Latin America, with their work intersecting between race, gender, environment, and affect. They were awarded the 2021 National Women Studies Association and University of Illinois Press (NWSA/UIP) First Book Prize. Their book manuscript (University of Illinois Press) is tentatively titled Grieving Geographies, Mourning Waters: Race, Gender, and Environment on the Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. ​