My area of concentration is 20th-century American literature and culture, with specialization in Chicano/a literature and film studies. I am interested in exploring literature and popular culture's engagements with modernity. My current research examines literary and cinematic representation of ethnic identities, from the turn-of-the-century to the present.
- Alonzo, J. J. (2015). De-essentializing Chicanismo in the Work of Jesús Salvador Treviño. Baugh, S. L., & Sorell, V. A. (Eds.), Born of Resistance Cara a Cara Encounters with Chicana/o Visual Culture. (pp. 307-315). University of Arizona Press.
- Alonzo, J. J. (2012). Chicano/a Traditions in the American Novel. A Companion to the American Novel. (pp. 259-273). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
- Alonzo, J. J. (2006). Representing the Tejano on Screen: Americo Paredes and The Ballad of Gregorío Cortez. Recovering the U. S. Hispanic Literary Heritage. Arte Publico Press.