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Celina Osuna is a writer, scholar, and artist.

Born in the borderlands, her work is interested in how arid environs shape and influence cultures and experiences—especially her own. 

She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso, and her research, with an emphasis on Indigenous and Latinx Environmentalisms, explores aesthetics of desert places in literature, art, and film and their impacts on cultural imagination and geopolitical relationships to land.


Her monograph, Desert Distortion, is forthcoming from Texas Tech University Press, and she is the co-editor of Storied Deserts: Reimagining Global Arid Lands due out in 2024 with Routledge.

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