Stephany Slaughter






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...

Advisor to the Hispanic Coalition (HisCo)

co-advisor to Multicultural House

a Safe Zone Training Facilitator and advocate for our LGBTQ+ communities

a KCP Mentor

a member of the DIAB (Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board)


Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures and Women’s and Gender Studies

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:

2021    “Monstrous Femininity and Heroic Masculinity: ‘El Santo’ versus ‘Las Mujeres Vampiro.’” Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies / Revista De Estudios De Género y Sexualidades, vol. 47, no. 1, 2021, pp. 9–30. JSTOR, 

2021   Conz, Rosely & Stephany Slaughter. “Dance and Immigration: Eliciting Empathy.” JODE (Journal of Dance Education). DOI: 10.1080/15290824.2021.1906881

2019    Truitt, Jonathan, and Stephany Slaughter. Mexico In Revolution, 1912-1920. W. W. Norton.

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:


“Serious Play: Game-based Role Immersion in the Language Classroom” with Bridget Franco, David Martínez, and Veronique Flambard-Weisbart. ACTFL (American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, Washington, D.C. Nov. 22

Uprooted presentation and discussion in the working group: “Practices of Liberation in the Era of Mass Deportation, Incarceration, and Displacement.” The Hemispheric Institute of Politics and Performance: The World Turned Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance, Mexico City, Mexico. June 9-16.

“Courageous Conversations: Stories from Alma College” with Sheryle Dixon, Dale Sanders, and Laura vonWallmenich at the 29th Annual State of Michigan Equity Within the Classroom Conference, March 18, 2019, at Saginaw Valley State University

“Narratives of Immigration: A Liberal Arts Approach” Invited speaker, Michigan Academy, Alma, March 1.


Great Lakes History Conference. Invited presenter for three events: Mexican Revolution Reacting to the Past Experience (3 hour session); RTTP in the Foreign Language Classroom I: Student and Faculty Veterans Share their Experiences; RTTP in the Foreign Language Classroom II: Practical Information for Getting Started, GVSU Oct 12-13


“Mothering in the Borderlands: Jane the Virgin and One Day at a Time.” Michigan Academy. CMU. March 9


“Mothers with Borders: A Look at Maternity and Immigration” invited talk. Women’s Resource Center. Alma. Nov. 28

 “The Revolution Must be Intersectional: Assembling a “Social Justice League” in a Small College/Rural Town.”Chih-Ping Chen, PrathimMaya Dora-Laskey, Deborah Dougherty, Angela Kelleher, Stephany Slaughter. NWSA. Baltimore. November 18.

“Celluloid Monsters: Transnational Vampires.” Monsters Everywhere! panel with Victor Argueta, Chih-Ping Chen, Ben Lambert, and Lauren Woolbright. AlmaCon, Feb.


“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.

Creative work:



Producer; Assistant Director. Uprooted. Short film. Dir. Rosely Conz. 


 Associate Producer. Base Camp. Short film Dir. Anthony Collamati.




Associate Producer, Break My Bones. Dir. Anthony Collamati



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


Other recent accomplishments:

Dana Professor

Andison Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011 and 2019