Regina Marie Mills is Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University, who specializes in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures, specifically Latinx and African Diaspora literature and media. She earned her MA/PhD at the University of Texas at Austin (2018) as well as an MEd at Arizona State University (2011) while teaching at Agua Fria High School.
Her first book, to be published in 2024 with University of Texas Press, will be part of the "Latinx: The Future Is Now" series. "AfroLatinx Life Writing: U.S. AfroLatinidades in Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries" examines a century's worth of AfroLatinx life writing to examine how AfroLatinxs have used life writing to navigate distorted visibilities and write against narratives of mestizaje. Dr. Mills is also working on her second book project, tentatively titled "Gaming Latinidad: Latinx Representation, Narrative, and Experimentation in Games." Her work has been published in The Black Scholar, Latino Studies, Chiricu Journal, Latinx Talk, Black Perspectives, Teaching Games and Game Studies in the Literature Classroom (Bloomsbury), Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies, and The Routledge Handbook of Refugee Narratives. Alongside Trent Masiki (Amherst College), she guest co-edited the special issue of The Black Scholar, "Post-Soul Afro-Latinidades" (52.1, 2022).
She currently teaches courses on Latinx Literature, Black Public Intellectuals, Latinx Life Writing, AfroLatinx Literary Studies, and Games and/as Literature.