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Regina Marie Mills

Assistant Professor of Latinx and U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literature, Texas A&M University

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.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor of Latinx and US Multi-Ethnic Literature, Texas A&M University


  • 2018 
    University of Texas at Austin, PhD / English
  • 2014 
    University of Texas at Austin, MA / English
  • 2011 
    Arizona State University, MEd / Secondary Education (English)


  • 2024
    AfroLatinx Life Writing: U.S. AfroLatinidades in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, University of Texas Press
  • 2022
    A Post-Soul Spider-Man: The Remixed Heroics of Miles Morales, The Black Scholar
  • 2021
    Teaching Writing Now: Creative Close Readings, Open Words: Access and English Studies
  • 2021
    Beyond Resistance in Dominican American Women’s Fiction: Healing and Growth through the Spectrum of Quietude in Angie Cruz’s Soledad and Naima Coster’s Halsey Street, Latino Studies
  • 2018
    Literary-Legal Representations: Statelessness and the Demands of Justice in Héctor Tobar’s The Tattooed Soldier, Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association