Jim Miranda

  • Assistant Professor, English and Media Studies

Teaching Interests

J. V. Miranda teaching interests include Approaches in Cultural Studies, Latinx Literature and Culture; Indigenous Literature and Thought/Theory; Comic Studies; and Border Studies

Research Interests

Jim V. Miranda specializes in Latinx literature, Indigenous literature, narratives of (im)migration, and border studies. His current project, Border Technics, examines the US-Mexico Border through narrative and visual culture to introduce new ways of approaching interpretative and archival practices through the intersection of technology, aesthetics, and cultural memory. Border Technics builds on his previous work in visual media of the border (movies, tv, and comics books), settler colonialism and theories of sovereignty, and cultural approaches to comics and visual media. His publications include “Waiting: Migration and Time in Four Motions” in Manifold: Experimental Criticism (2021); “Bound by Sovereignty: The Problem of Reciprocity and the ‘Indigenous Turn’ in Medieval Studies" in English Language Notes (Duke University Press, 2020); “Techno/Memo: The Politics of Cultural Memory in Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer” in Latinx Ciné in the Twenty-First Century (University of Arizona Press, 2019); and Watchmen and Speculating on the Future of the Humanities,” (co-authored) in Inks: The Journal of the Comics Study Society (Ohio University Press, 2019). In addition to academic articles, Jim is also working on a collection of poetry, entitled Complex: The Dead-End Street of Initial Conditions, which fuses chaos theory, archival documents, and re-collective practices in public housing.

Consulting/Practice Interests



Jim V. Miranda is an assistant professor of English and Media Studies at Bentley University. His work and teaching specializes in Latinx Literature, Indigenous Literature, narratives of (im)migration, and border studies.


Journal Articles

  • Miranda, J. V. (2020). Bound by Sovereignty: The Problem of Reciprocity and the “Indigenous Turn” in Medieval Studies. English Language Notes, (58) 2 136-150.
  • Miranda, J. V., Turner, J. (2020). Watchmen and Speculating on the Future of the Humanities. Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, (4) 1 22-43. (Link)
  • Miranda, J. V. (). Waiting: Migration and Time in Four Motions. Manifold: Experimental Criticism, (1) 1 179-191. (Link) Forthcoming.

    Book Chapters

  • Miranda, J. V. (2022). From Border “Reality” to Narrative Possibilities in Latinx TV and FX’s The Bridge In Frederick Luis Aldama, (Eds.) Latinx TV in the Twenty-First Century. Arizona : University of Arizona Press Forthcoming.

  • Presentations

  • Miranda, J. (2021). ““These are my sentences” : A Testimony to the Act of Writing in Cristina Rivera Garza’s Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country” Presented at the American Studies Association American Studies Association Conference Virtual
  • Miranda, J. (2021). “Respondent to Juan Llamas-Rodriguez' "Televisual Tunnels and the Publics of the U.S.-Mexico Border"” Presented at the UMASS Boston Boston Cinema/Media Seminar Boston-Virtual
  • Miranda, J. (2021). “Waiting: Migration and Time in Four Motions” Presented at the Manifold Press Experimental Criticism Symposium Virtual