My work focuses on the histories, practices, and of Latinxs and information technologies and critical intersectional discussions of information technologies
Peer Reviewed Publications
Villa-Nicholas, M. and Sweeney, M. (Forthcoming 2019) “Designing the ‘good citizen’ through Latina identity in USCIS’s virtual assistant ‘Emma’” Feminist Media Studies
Villa-Nicholas, M. (October 2018) “Teaching Intersectionality: Pedagogical Approaches for Lasting Impact.”Education for Information. 34.2
Villa-Nicholas, M (May 2018). “Terror by Telephone: Normative Anxieties around Obscene Calls in the 1960s." First Monday. 23.5
Villa-Nicholas, M (Spring 2018) “Discerning Fake Information.” Teaching Media Quarterly. 6.1
Velez, L. and Villa-Nicholas, M. (Spring 2017) “Mapping Race and Racism in U.S. Library History Literature, 1997-2015.” Library Trends. 65.4
Villa-Nicholas, M. (Spring 2017) “Ruptures in Telecommunications: Latina and Latino Information Workers in Southern California.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. 42.1
Villa-Nicholas, M. (Fall 2015) “Latina/o Librarian Technological Engagements: REFORMA in the Digital Age.” Latino Studies. 13.4
Villa-Nicholas, M. (Winter 2014) “Latina Narratives of Information Technologies: Towards a Critical Latina Technology Studies.” Media-N. 10.3
Peer Reviewed Book Chapter
Villa-Nicholas, M., Drake, T., and Tidline, T. (2019) “Healing Justice: An Approach of Caring for Intersectional LIS Professionals.” Social Justice and Activism in Libraries: Essays on Diversity and Change. McFarland Press.
Invited Book Chapter
Villa-Nicholas, M. (March 2016). “The Invisible Information Worker: Latinas in Telecommunications.” In The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Class and Culture Online, edited by Safiya Noble and Brendesha Tynes. Peter Lang Digital Editions Series.