Critical race theoryFeminist and queer studiesIdentity politicsChicano(a) and Latinx StudiesMigrationDiasporaPolitical economyTransnationalismGlobalization
Verónica Vicencio is working on her PhD in Anthropology at Carleton University. Verónica’s research focuses on the racialized experiences of queer migrant Latinas in Ottawa. Based on people who self-identify as women, her study examines how queer migrant Latinas (as women who defy both normative femininities or the gender binary as well as normative sexual identities and/or expressions), challenge, negotiate, mediate and, at times maybe, even reproduce heteronormativity. Verónica explores the ways in which these women transgress both normative gender and sexuality within the white spaces of the city, including white queer spaces. She analyses how queer migrant Latinas contest gender and sexual policing and participate in existing queer social spaces and in making new ones. Although her investigation aims to understand queer Latinas’ gender and sexual transgressions, Verónica also seeks to emphasize the ways in which these women create, maintain, and reinforce social connections, social support, agency, and identity-based pride.
Verónica’s PhD project continues the work she undertook for her M.A. thesis entitled, Gender and Sexual Fluidity in Veracruz, Mexico during the summer of 2017 and where she observed how queer Mexicans from the towns of Poza Rica and Coatzintla, Veracruz, through their intimate networks of friends, made queer worlds possible for themselves within contexts socially perceived as highly conservative.
Book Review: Salazar Parreñas, Juno. Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018, 288 pages.
Núñez Patiño, Khatia. (2023). Zapatista’s practices, their communities, childhood’s development, and sense of autonomy: the academy as an apprentice and the production of collective knowledge (V. Vicencio Diaz, Ed. and Trans.). [forthcoming].
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