Dr. Naida Zukic Essay

Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance

“Bernadette Marie Calafell provides an illuminating analysis of contemporary performative responses to displacement by U.S. Latinos. Her account is given in the first and third person, in both the intimate terms of an auto-ethnography and the objective terms of social critique. A wonderful read of the most up-to-date Latina/o theory!”

Dr. Linda Martín Alcoff, Hunter College

Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz?

“An excellent anthology. Holling and Calafell have put together a highly coherent collection of essays that establish a significant foundation for the next generation of Latina/o scholarship in communication studies. Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces will be of tremendous value to scholars and students interested in contemporary Latina/o discursive practices.”

Dr. Fernando Delgado, University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Monstrosity, Performance, and Race in Contemporary Culture

“This book represents truly outstanding and groundbreaking scholarship. By interweaving popular culture with her lived experiences, Bernadette Marie Calafell has added an important new dimension to our thinking about monsters and culture.”
Dr. Kendall R. Phillips, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University


• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance. Peter Lang, 2007. (Critical Intercultural Communication Series edited by Thomas K. Nakayama) Awarded the 2009 Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Oral Interpretation and Performance by the National Communication Association.

Book reviews and panels about this book:

• Gutierrez, Robert. “Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance, by Bernadette Marie Calafell.” Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4, 2011, pp. 455-456.

• Zukic, Naida. “Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance, by Bernadette Marie Calafell.” Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 95, no. 1, 2009, pp. 108-112.

• Martinez, Katynka. “Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance, by Bernadette Marie Calafell.” Communication, Culture, and Critique, vol. 2, no. 3, 2009, pp. 384-386.

• “Embodying the Unconventional: Latina/os, Performance, & Disciplinarity” – Panel dedicated to the book at the National Communication Association Convention in San Diego, California, November 2008. Panel participants included Frederick Corey, Michelle Holling, Shane Moreman, Thomas Nakayama, and Naida Zukic.

• Holling, Michelle, and Bernadette Marie Calafell. (Eds). Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz? (Race, Rites, and Rhetoric: Colors, Cultures, and Communication). Lexington Press, 2011.

Nominated for the Best Book Award, International and Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2012.

Book reviews and panels about this book:

•Mercado Thornton, Rebecca. “Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz?” Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 99, no. 4, 2013, pp. 514-518.

•Cisneros, J. David. “Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz?” Latino Studies, vol. 11, no. 4, 2013, pp. 615-617.

•Izaguirre III, José G. “Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz?” Discourse & Society, vol. 27, no. 2, 2016, pp. 242-244.

• Responding to the Call of Vernacular Discourse: Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz [Are We of One Voice]? – Panel dedicated to the book at the National Communication Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2011. Panel participants included me, Michelle Holling, D. Robert DeChaine, Fernando Delgado, Lisa A. Flores, Richard Pineda, Stacey Sowards, Darrel Enck-Wanzer, Lisa Calvente.

Calafell, Bernadette Marie. Monstrosity, Race, and Performance in Contemporary Culture. Peter Lang, 2015.

Books Reviews of this book:

•McIntosh, Dawn Marie D. “Monstrosity, Performance, and Race in Contemporary Culture.” Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 104, no. 1, pp. 115-118.

•LeMaster, Benny. “Monstrosity, Performance, and Race in Contemporary Culture.” Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 2-3, 2016, pp. 182-186.

Peer Reviewed Special Issues Edited

• “Monsters and Monstrosity.” The Popular Culture Studies Journal, 2018.

• “Celebrating the Life and Work of Jose Esteban Munoz.” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, vol. 1, no. 3, 2014.

• “Latina/o Performativities.” Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 2, 2009 Co-edited with Shane T. Moreman.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

• Eguchi, Shinsuke, Nicole Files-Thompson, and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “Queer (of Color) Aesthetics: Fleeting Moments of Transgression in VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood Season 2.” Critical Studies in Media Communication. Online First: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15295036.2017.1385822

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “BROWN QUEER BODIES.” Qualitative Inquiry, vol. 23, no. 7, 2017, 511-512.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “When Depression is in the Job Description #realacademicbios.” Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, vol. 6, no. 1, 2017, pp. 5-10. (Lead Article)

• Abdi, Shadee and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “Queer Utopias and a (Feminist) Iranian Vampire: A Critical Analysis of Resistive Monstrosity in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, vol. 34, no. 4, 2017, pp. 358-370.

• González, Alberto, Bernadette Marie Calafell, and Roberto Avant-Mier, “A Microhistory of the Latina/o Communication Studies Division and La Raza Caucus.” Review of Communication, vol. 14, no. 2, 2014, pp. 125-137.

• Eguchi, Shinsuke, Bernadette Marie Calafell, and Nicole Files-Thompson. “Intersectionality and Quare Theory: Fantasizing African American Men’s Same-Sex Relationships in Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom.” Communication, Culture, and Critique, vol.7, no. 3, 2014, pp. 371-389.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “A Love Affair That Began in Stauffer Hall.”  Text and Performance Quarterly, vol.33, no. 4, 2013, pp. 431-33.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “(I)dentities: Considering Accountability, Reflexivity, and Intersectionality in the I and the We.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, 2013, pp. 6-13. http://liminalities.net/9-2/calafell.pdf(Lead Article). Included in the 2013 Best Special Issue Award given by the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association.

• Hao, Richie Neil, Bryant Keith Alexander, Bernadette Marie Calafell, Kate Willink, Amy Kilgard, and John T. Warren. “Building Community in the Academy Through Mentoring: Reflections and Directions.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, vol. 8, no. 5, 2012, pp. 30-55. http://liminalities.net/8-5/mentor.pdf

• Jones, Richard G. and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “Contesting Neoliberalism Through Critical Pedagogy, Intersectional Reflexivity, and Personal Narrative: Queer Tales of Academia.” Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 59, no. 7, 2012, pp. 957-981.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Monstrous Femininity: Constructions of Women of Color in the Academy.” Journal of Communication Inquiry, vol. 36, no. 2, 2012, pp. 111-130.

• Squires, Catherine, Eric King Watts, Mary Douglas Vavrus, Kent A. Ono, Kathleen Feyh, Bernadette Marie Calafell, and Daniel C. Brouwer. “What Is This ‘Post-‘ in Postracial, Postfeminist…(Fill in the Blank?)” Journal of Communication Inquiry, vol. 34, no. 3, 2010, pp. 210-253.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “‘She Ain’t No Diva!’: Reflections on In/Hospitable Guests/Hosts, Reciprocity, and Desire.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, vol. 5, no. 5, 2009, pp. 1-18.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie and Shane T. Moreman. “Envisioning an Academic Readership: Latina/o Performativities Per the Form of Publication.” Text and Performance Quarterly vol. 29, no. 2, 2009, pp. 123-130.

• Atkinson, Joshua and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “It Was Darth Vader, Not Me!: Anakin Skywalker’s Avoidance of Responsibility and Hegemonic Masculinity in the Star Wars Universe.” Communication, Culture and Critique, vol. 2, no. 1, 2009, pp. 1-20. (Lead article)

Chosen by the editor, Dr. Karen Ross, as the article to represent the journal and be featured as part of the 60th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association special online conference ICA Online, June 22-26th, 2010.

• Moreman, Shane T. and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “Buscando Para Nuestros Hijos: Utilizing La Llorona for Cultural Critique.” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, vol. 1, no. 4, 2008, pp. 309-326.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Mentoring and Love: An Open Letter.” Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, vol. 7, no. 4, 2007, pp. 425-441.

• Holling, Michelle A. and Bernadette M. Calafell. “Identities on Stage and Staging Identities: ChicanoBrujo Performances as Emancipatory Practices.” Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 27, 2007, pp. 58-83. (Both authors were equal contributors to the research and writing of this manuscript.)

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Mocking Mexicans for Profit.” Latino Studies, vol. 4, no. 1, 2006, pp. 162-165.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Pro(re-)claiming Loss: A Performative Pilgrimage in Search of Malintzin Tenépal.” Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 1, 2005, pp. 43-56.

• Ruffins, Fath, Bernadette Calafell, William O’Barr, Jack Tchen, Zan Ng, Jennifer Mak. ” Roundtable Issue: Conversations About Race and Ethnicity in Advertising.” Advertising and Society Review, vol. 6, no. 2, 2005.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Disrupting the Dichotomy: ‘Yo Soy Chicana/o?’ in the New Latina/o South.” The Communication Review, vol. 7, no. 2, 2004, pp. 175-204.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie and Fernando Delgado. “Reading Latina/o Images: Interrogating Americanos.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, vol. 21, no.1, 2004, pp. 1-21. (Lead article)Awarded Distinguished Scholarship Award for 2004 Journal Article of the Year by the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

*Reprinted in Stephen Olbrys Gencarella and Phaedra C. Pezzullo (Eds.), Readings in Rhetoric and Performance (Strata Publishing, 2010).

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “In Our Own Image?!: A Rhetorical Criticism of Latina Magazine.” Voces: A Journal of Chicana and Latina Studies (Now Chicana/Latina Studies), vol. 3, no. 1/2, 2001, pp. 12-46.

Invited Essays

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie and Andy Kai-chun Chuang. “From Me to We: Embracing Co-Performative Witnessing and Critical Love in the Classroom.” Communication Education, vol. 67, no. 1, 2018, pp. 109-114.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Brownness, Kissing, and U.S. Imperialism: Contextualizing the Orlando Massacre.” Communication and Critical Cultural Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 2017, pp. 198-202.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “The Future of Feminist Scholarship: Beyond a Politics of Inclusion.” Women’s Studies in Communication, vol. 37, no. 3, 2014, pp. 266-270.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Performance: Keeping Rhetoric Honest.” Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 1,  2014, pp. 115-117.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie.  “‘Feeling Brown, Feeling Down’: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Jose Esteban Munoz.” QED: A Journal in Queer Worldmaking, vol. 1, no. 3, 2014, pp. 133-137.

Book Chapters

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie and Robert Gutierrez-Perez, “(Critical) Love is a Battlefield: Implications for a Critical Intercultural Pedagogical Approach.” Theorizing Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy, edited by Ahmet Atay and Satoshi Toyosaki, Lexington Books, 2018, pp. 49-63.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie and Dawn Marie McIntosh. “Latin@ Vernacular Discourse: Theorizing Performative Dimensions of an Other Counterpublic.” What Democracy Looks Like: The Rhetoric of Social Movements and Counterpublics, edited by Christina Foust, Amy Pason, Kate Zittlow Rogness. University of Alabama Press, 2017, pp.  201-224.

• González, Alberto, Bernadette Marie Calafell, and Roberto Avant-Mier. “A Microhistory of the Latina/o Communication Studies Division and La Raza Caucus.” Micro-Histories of Communication Studies: Mapping the Future of Communication through Local Narratives, Ed. Pat Gehrke. Routledge, 2017.

• Chrifi Alaoui, Fatima and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “A Story of Mentoring: From Praxis to Theory.” Critical Examinations of Women of Color Navigating Mentoring Relationship, edited by Keisha Edwards Tassie and Sonja M. Brown Givens. Lexington Books, 2016, pp. 61-81.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “An Interview with E. Patrick Johnson.” Blacktino Queer Performance, edited by E. Patrick Johnson and Ramon Rivera-Servera. Duke University Press, 2016, pp. 229-239.

• Ghabra, Haneen S, Sergio F. Juarez, Shanna K. Kattari, Miranda Olzman, and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “Critical Pedagogy and Intersectional Sexuality: Exploring our Oppressions and Privileges through Reflexivity, Responsibility, and Resistance.” Race, Equity, and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education, edited by Franklin Tuitt, Chayla Haynes, and Saran Stewart. Stylus Publishing, 2016, pp. 186-204.

• Chrifi Alaoui, Fatima, Raquel Moreira, Krishna Pattisapu, Salma Shukri, and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “I am Not Maria/Samira: On the Interchangeability of ‘Brownness’ in U.S. Pedagogical Contexts.” Claiming a Seat at the Table: Feminism, Underserved Women Of Color, Voice and Resistance, edited by Sonja M. Brown Givens and Keisha Edwards Tassie. Lexington, 2014, pp. 23-41.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Love, Loss, and Immigration: Performative Reverberations between a Great Grandmother and Granddaughter.” Border Rhetorics: Citizenship and Identity on the US-Mexico Frontier, edited by Robert DeChaine. University of Alabama Press, 2012, pp. 151-162.

• Pattisapu, Krishna and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “(Academic) Families of Choice: Queer Relationality, Mentoring, and Critical Communication Pedagogy.” Identity and Communication Research: Intercultural Reflections and Future Directions, edited by Nilanjana Bardhan and Mark Orbe. Lexington Books, 2012, pp. 51-67. Recipient of Best Book Chapter Award, Ethnography Division, National Communication Association, 2012; Included in the Best Edited Book Award, International and Intercultural Communication Division, 2013.

• Bernadette Marie Calafell and Michelle A. Holling. “Introduction.” Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz? Edited by Michelle A. Holling and Bernadette M. Calafell. Lexington Press, 2011, pp. xv-xxv.

• Holling, Michelle A. and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “Tracing the Emergence of Latina/o Vernaculars in Studies of Latin@ Communication.” Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz? Edited by Michelle A. Holling and Bernadette M. Calafell. Lexington Press, 2011, pp. 17-29.

• Griffin, Rachel and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “Control, Discipline, and Punish: Black Masculinity and (In)visible Whiteness in the NBA.” Critical Rhetorics of Race, edited by Michael Lacy and Kent Ono. New York University Press, 2011, pp. 117-136.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie and Shane Moreman. “Iterative Hesitancies and Latinidad: The Reverberances of Raciality.” Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication, edited by Rona Halualani and Thomas Nakayama. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 400-416.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie and Fernando Delgado. “Reading Latina/o Images: Interrogating Americanos.” Reprinted in Readings in Rhetoric and Performance, edited by Stephen Olbrys Gencarella and Phaedra C. Pezzullo. Strata Publishing, 2010, pp. 404-422.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “When Will We All Matter?: Exploring Race, Pedagogy, and Sustained Hope For the Academy.” The Sage Handbook of Communication and Instruction, edited by Deanna L. Fassett and John T. Warren. Sage, 2010, pp. 343-359.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Challenging the Textual Bias of Rhetoric through the Theory of the Flesh.” Rhetorica in Motion: Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies, edited by Eileen Schell and KJ Rawson. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010, pp. 104-117.

• Faulkner, Sandra, Bernadette Calafell, and Diane Grimes. “Hello Kitty Goes to College: Poems about Harassment in the Academy.” Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences, edited by Monica Prendergrast, Carl Leggo, and Pauline Sameshima. Sense Publishers, 2009, pp. 187-208.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “‘Your Education Wipes Out Your Ethnicity’: A ‘White Woman of Color’ in the Classroom.” When Minorities are Especially Encouraged to Apply, edited by Darrell Cleveland. Peter Lang, 2008, pp. 93-102.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Performing the Responsible Sponsor: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Immigration Post-9/11.” Latina/o Communication Studies Today, edited by Angharad Valdivia. Peter Lang, 2008, pp. 69-89.

• Delgado, Fernando and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “From Rico Suave to Livin’ La Vida Loca: A Decade of Evolution for Latino Pop Star Images.” Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers, edited by Rebecca Ann Lind. Longman, 2004, pp. 235-242.


• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Book Review: The New York Young Lords and the Struggle For Liberation by Darrel Wanzer-Serrano.” Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 103, no. 4, pp. 418-422.

• Ghabra, Haneen Shafeeq and Bernadette Marie Calafell. “Book Review: Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture by Raka Shome.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs, vol. 20, no. 1, 2017, pp. 186-189.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Book Review: Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaign” edited by Robert E. Denton, Jr. Presidential Studies Quarterly, vol. 41, no. 2, 2011, pp. 416-418.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Book Review: Stages of Life: Transcultural Performance and Identity in U. S. Latina Theater” edited by Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez and Nancy Saporta Sternbach. Text and Performance Quarterly 23, no. 4, 2003, pp. 357-359.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Book Review: Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics” by José Esteban Muñoz. Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 20, no. 4, 2000, pp. 418-419.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Book Review: Latin American Women Dramatists: Theater, Texts, and Theories” edited by Margarita Vargas. Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 4, 1999, pp. 374-376.

Encyclopedia Entries

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie and Thomas K. Nakayama. “Queer Theory.” International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, edited by Klaus Bruhn Jensen and Robert Craig. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, pp. 1-5.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Ana Castillo,” “Commercial Magazines,” and “Gloria Anzaldúa” in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, edited by Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. Gonzalez. Oxford University Press. 2005.

• Calafell, Bernadette Marie. “Ricky Martin” and “Latina Magazine” in the Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture, edited by Cordelia Candelaria, Arturo Aldama, and Peter J. Garcia. Greenwood Press, 2004.

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