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.
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.”