MT Vallarta

Poet, Scholar, and Teacher

MT Vallarta is a poet and Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. They study and teach Comparative Ethnic Studies, Critical Asian American Studies, Queer and Feminist Theory, and contemporary Filipinx poetry.

Their poetry collection, What You Refuse to Remember, winner of Small Harbor's 2022 Laureate Prize, will be published October 2023. Their microchapbook, The Science of Flowers, was published by Blanket Sea Press.

Their scholarship is available in The Velvet Light Trap, The Asian American Literary Review, VICE, and others. Their poetry is published and forthcoming in Shō, Alien Buddha, Madwomen in the Attic, Nat. Brut, Apogee, and others.

They have received awards and fellowships from Kundíman, Roots. Wounds. Words., the Rowan Foundation, and others. Previously, they were the 2021-2023 Guarini Dean's Pre-to-Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies at Dartmouth College. They received their Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Riverside.

For inquires, please email them at [email protected].

  • Education
    • University of California, Riverside
    • University of California, Berkeley