Stephany Slaughter


Associate Professor & Chair


Spanish and Women’s & Gender Studies

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 2006
  • M.A. Millersville University
  • B.A. Washington College

I am...

co-advisor to the Hispanic Coalition (HisCo)

co-advisor to Multicultural House

Safe Zone Training Facilitator

KCP Mentor


Associate Professor

Chair, Department of Modern Languages

My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

Latin American (especially Mexican) film, theater, and performance, especially focusing on gender studies, the Mexican Revolution, and immigration.

Recent publications:


 “Monstrous femininity and heroic masculinity: El Santo vs Las mujeres vampiro” Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film, Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendón, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, TBA. 

2017    “Cultural Agency in the Modern Language Classroom: Documentary, Pedagogy, Community.” Agencia Cultural, Arte, Educación y Prácticas Sociales en América Latina y La Frontera/ Cultural Agency, Education and Art in Latin American and its Borders. Zulema Moret, Ed. New York: Escribana Books, 2017. 87-110.

2016    #TrumpEffects: Creating Rhetorical Spaces for Latinx Political Engagement. The Latinamericanist. December 2016 (60:4). 541-576. doi:10.1111/tla.12095

2012    “Transnational Zapata: From the Ejercito Zapatista de Liberacion Nacional to Immigrant Marches.”  Journal of Transnational American Studies.  2012. 4. 2.  :

2011    “Queering the Memory of the Mexican Revolution: Cabaret as a Space for Contesting National Memory” in Letras Femeninas, (Special edition: Mujeres en escena: Dramaturgia, performance y producción teatral femenina contemporánea en Latinoamérica, Estados Unidos y España) Summer 2011 v.37 no.1, 47-70.

2010    “(In)visibilities, (De)humanizations and Globalizations: The Migrant Body in Border Film of the 2000s.” Forum for Inter-American Research (FIAR). (Special Issue: Cine y Frontera/Cinema and the Border) 3.2 (November 2010).

2010 “Adelitas y coronelas: un panorama  de las representaciones clásicas de la soldadera en el cine de la Revolución mexicana.” La luz y la guerra: el cine de la Revolución Mexicana. Eds. Fernando Fabio Sánchez, Portland State University and Gerardo García Muñoz, Southwest Minnesota State University. Mexico: CONACULTA, 2010. 419-465

2009 Stephany Slaughter and Hortensia Moreno, Eds. Representación y fronteras: El performance en los límites del género. Mexico: PUEG/UNAM and UNIFEM, 2009.

-       “Entre las palabras y el cuerpo: estrategias performáticas fronterizas en las obras de Guillermo Gómez-Peña” p. 165-184

Recent presentations:


“Soccer, Corruption, Dictatorship: The framing of Cautiva (Biraben, 2003) through the 1978 World Cup” Latin American Studies Association. New York. May 28.

“‘Se juega, on joue, wie spielen’: Designing Games for the Foreign Language Classroom” Reacting To the Past Game Development Conference. CMU. July 25.


Featured Game, “Mexico in Revolution, 1912-1920.” Co-Game Facilitator with Jonathan Truitt. Reacting to the Past Fifteenth Annual Faculty Institute. Barnard College, NY. June 11-12.

 “Home and Away: A Documentary Film Proposal.” Tepoztlán Institute for Transnational History of the Americas: Migrations and Diasporas. July 22-29.


“Approaches to Teaching the Mexican Revolution: Reacting to the Past.” Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution. University of Texas, Austin. February 6.      


“From Charros to Narcos: Parodies of Masculinities in Jorge Riggen’s Charros.” Tepoztlán Institute for the Transhistory of the Americas: “Embodied Politics: Race, Sexuality and Performance.” Tepoztlán, Mexico. July 24-31.

“Vampire Women and Masked Men: A Gendered Analysis of El Santo’s Celluloid Confrontations with Mujeres vampiro.” Michigan Academy. Hope College. March 22. (Spanish Section Co-Chair with Deb Dougherty)       

Creative work:

2016     Associate Producer, Break My Bones. Dir. Anthony Collamati


2009      Field producer/Translator, Which Way Home. Dir. Rebecca Cammisa

Film nominated for the Oscar for Feature Documentary; Won the Emmy for Outstanding Informational Programming Long Form