Jazmin Delgado Flores
Jazmín Delgado Flores works on eighteen- and nineteenth-century literature of the Americas, with a special focus on anti-colonial and Black abolitionist projects.
They are a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania and are currently completing a dissertation project that examines the mid-nineteenth-century production of racialized discourses about and through Central America in the aftermath of the Mexican-American War and in the midst of mounting tensions over the enslavement of African-descended people in the United States. This project aims to pull the Central American isthmus from the periphery of American Studies and re-center the region in the study of U.S. racial formations. It also builds crucial bridges between fields of American Studies, Latinx Studies, Black Studies, Settler-Colonial Studies, and Caribbean Studies.
Outside of their academic work, Jazmín has ample experience organizing with communities of color fighting criminalization, detention, and deportation.