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Karrieann Soto Vega

 Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Assistant Professor, Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Communication, University of Kentucky


Dr. Karrieann Soto Vega is assistant professor of cultural rhetorics in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies department at the University of Kentucky. Her research and teaching spans Puerto Rican and Latinx studies, anticolonial feminism, activism and social movements, performance, and sonic rhetoric.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Soto Vega’s journey

Selected readings

Soto-Vega, K. “The Imperious Rule of Julia Keleher: Gender, Race, and Colonialism in the Corruption of Public Education in Puerto Rico.” CENTRO: Journal for the Center of Puerto Rican Studies, 25.2 (2022).

Soto-Vega, K. “Afterlives of Anticolonial Dissent: Performances of Public Memory Within and Against the United States of América.” Journal for the History of Rhetoric, 24.1 (2021): 69-86.

Soto-Vega, K. “Puerto Rico Weathers the Storm: Autogestión as a Coalitional Counter-Praxis of Survival.” feral feminisms, 9 (2019): 39-55.

Soto-Vega, K. “Latinx Rhetoric and Intersectionality in Racial Rhetorical Criticism” with Karma Chávez. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 15.4 (2018): 319-325. 

Watch Prof. Soto Vega present “Amplifying Autogestión & Cultural Rhetorics of Resistance” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Soto Vega’s insights about her professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast