2023, B.A. Gender Studies / English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
X. (she/her) is a PhD student in English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is primarily interested in the construction of racialized queer identities in performance spaces, especially the American ballroom and drag scenes, as they feature in documentary, literature, and television. She is also interested in viewing HIV as a performing subject in AIDS-era American literature. Outside of academia, X. enjoys being a part-time drag queen, discussing communist politics, and writing poetry about her Xicana queerness.
Contemporary American Literature | Contemporary Multiethnic American Literature | Creative Writing | Critical Race Studies | Critical Theory and Cultural Studies | Feminist Historiography | Feminist Theory And Gender & Sexuality Studies | Film and Media Studies | Latina / Latino Literature | Literature and Philosophy | Literature of the Americas | Literature, Medicine and Culture | Performance Studies | Philosophy Of Language | Poetry and Poetics | Post-Colonial Literature and Theory | Queer Theory | Social Justice | Visual Culture and Arts