My work focuses on the histories and practices of Latinxs and information technologies, human information and technology behavior, and critical intersectional discussions of information technologies

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Villa-Nicholas, M. (Forthcoming 2019) “Latinx Digital Memory: Identity Making in Real Time.” Social Media and Society

  • Austin, J. and Villa-Nicholas, M. (Forthcoming 2019) “Information Provision and the Carceral State: Race and Reference Beyond the Idea of the ‘Underserved.’” Radical Librarianship

  • 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.          

Edited Journals 

  • Information Studies, Race and Racism. Guest editor with Dr. LaTesha Velez. (Forthcoming). Open Information Science. De Gruyter Publishers. 

Monographs in Preparation

Latinas On the Line: Intersectional Experiences in Information Labor. Under contract with Rutgers Press.

Articles in Preparation

Sweeney, M. and Villa-Nicholas, M. “Latina Anthropomorphized Virtual Agents.”

Villa-Nicholas, M. and Velez, L. “Mapping Latinx Metadata.”