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Professor Millán received her Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan. Her book, Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children's Literature, was just released in December (2023, New York University Press). She is also the author and illustrator of the award-winning children's picture book, Chabelita's Heart/El corazón de Chabelita (2022, Reflection Press). Additional publications include articles in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society and Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies.

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