First generation Dominican Latinx Studies scholar from Trenton, NJ, García-Peña studies blackness, colonialism and diaspora with a special focus on dominicanidades. Researches literary and cultural texts in conversation with historical processes and following a methodology for archiving in justice that challenges the heteronormative, Eurocentric production of knowledge that has persistently excluded and silenced the lives, histories and epistemology of black and brown people from traditional archives, libraries and books. García-Peña’s work is grounded on social justice, women of color feminism and Afro-Latinx episteme.
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