Christina L. Sisk, Ph.D.

sisk Assistant Professor of Spanish

 Office: 450 AH



  • Ph.D. Spanish – Tulane University (2004)
  • M.A. in Spanish – Tulane University (1999)
  • B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies – Tulane University (1996)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • U.S.-Latino/a Studies
  • U.S.-Mexico Border Studies
  • Contemporary Mexican Literature and Culture
  • Latin American Cinema

Courses Taught


  • Mexican Cinema
  • Mexican And Chicano/a Cultural Studies
  • Mexican Transnationalism


  • Mexican Cinema
  • Survey of Spanish American Literature II
  • Contemporary Latin American Migration and Exile
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • US Hispanic Culture and Civilization
  • Oral Communication in Spanish
  • Spanish for Heritage Learners I

Selected Publications

  • “Toward a Transnational Reading of Ramón “Tianguis” Pérez’s Diario de un mojado.” Aztlán 34.1 (2009): 13-34.
  • “Luis Alberto Urrea” and “Ramón ‘Tianguis’ Pérez.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature Volume 2. Ed. Nicolás Kanellos. Westport: Greenwood Press.
  • Revista Generación: Regionalism and Migration in Tijuana and Chicago.” Latino Studies 5 (2007) 439–454.
  • Co-authored with Teresa Soufas, et. al. "Playing with Saint Isabel: Drama from the Pen of an Unknown Adolescent."Recovering Spain’s Feminist Tradition, Ed. Lisa Vollendorf, Modern Language Association, 2001.
  • “On the Outskirts of Mexico: María Novaro’s El jardín del edén.” Cinema Tropical (Newsletter). July-August 2001.


  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Phi Beta Delta
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
  • The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)