Modern/Contemporary/Digital Visual Art and Culture, with Emphasis in Experimental and Documentary Cinema, Photography; Theory and Political Thought; Catalan Studies; Spanish and European Studies; Psychoanalysis
Humanism and Public Culture in the Arabo-Islamic Middle Ages, Orality and Literacy in Islamic Culture, Face-to-Face Performance in Literary Salons, Arab Women Poets, Gender and Court Life, Gender and Islamic Kingship, The Qur’an
Medieval Iberian languages, literatures, and cultures; Islam in the Western Mediterranean; cross-cultural and cross-confessional interactions; culture and identity formation; history of sexuality
Early modern France and Europe (Literature, Philosophy, Religious Thought).
critical theory, French literature, cultural studies, gender studies, science fiction, political feminism, biopolitics, complexity theory, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Michel Serres
Education, Gilles Deleuze, French social theory, Michel Foucault, Translating thought,
Ho’esta’s research examines the representational politics of Indigeneity, settler imperialism, and sexuality in North America. Ho’esta is at work on a book project that reads multi-ethnic literature, cinema, and visual and sonic cultures connected to Los Angeles and considers how the contemporary cultural politics of multi-racial, urban settler colonialism are shaped by historical and ongoing anti-Indigenous violence in the region. Ho’esta works at the intersections of Indigenous critical theory, feminist and queer theory, decolonial thought, literary, cinema, and cultural studies as well as transnational settler-colonial studies.