Communication Studies

Aimee Carrillo Rowe

Aimee Carrillo Rowe
Department Chair - Rhetoric, Feminist Theory, and Cultural Studies
(818) 677-5378
Office location:
MZ 220


Aimee Carrillo Rowe is Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. She works across writing genres as a memoirist, feminist theorist, and culture critic. Her research focuses on human and inhuman processes and performances of becoming as relational, embodied, and fluid across contexts, including U.S. popular culture, Indian workplaces, and U.S. Latinx performing arts communities.

Her books include:

Carrillo Rowe is currently working on a book entitled Queer Xicana: Performing the Sacred, which examines the vexed politics of healing, longing, and Indigenous erasure in queer Xicana performance, and a memoir about queer single motherhood entitled, After Birth: Memoir of a Queer Family.

She earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies at the University of Washington (2000) and her MFA in Creative Writing at UCR, Palm Desert (2019).