Ana Milena Ribero is a proud Latina, Mother-Scholar, and assistant professor of rhetoric and writing at Oregon State University. Her research and teaching mainly focus on rhetorics of im/migration, rhetorics of race, critical literacies, and Women of Color feminisms. Her current book project, Dreaming the Nation: The Rhetorical Story of Dreamer Activism, tells the rhetorical story of Dreamers and the activism in which they engaged during the Obama years. Chronicling and analyzing the rhetoric in some of the most significant moments of activism of the 21st century, Dreaming the Nation theorizes and illustrates the radical, queer, and decolonial power of Dreamer rhetorics, even as said rhetorics often also deployed neoliberal and patriarchal tropes to argue for immigrant inclusion
Her scholarship can be found in Rhetoric Review, Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, Performance Research, Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies, and the Routledge Handbook of Digital Writing and Rhetoric.