Rachel L Combs-Gonzalez

Rachel L Combs-Gonzalez

Latina/o Studies Working Group

Rachel L. Combs-Gonzalez received her BA in International Studies from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2010 and her MA in Latin American and US Latinx Literature from the University of Georgia in 2013.

She is currently a PhD candidate in Latinx Studies and her research interests include: US Latinx literature and performance; Caribbean poetics and diasporic literature and performance; Transnational Latinidades; Apocalypticism and Colonialism; and Queer Theory, especially Queer Utopianism.

Her publications include “Fashioning the Self: Gender, Spectacle, and Glamour in Sirena Selena vestida de pena by Myra Santos-Febres” (with Betsy Sandlin, Revista Monográfica/Monographic Review, 2009) and “El Drag Guadalupista: Confronting Hegemony in Mexican and Chicana Feminist and Queer Performance” (Journal of American Studies of Turkey, 2015). She is currently working on her dissertation, Queering Apocalypse: Race, Migration, and the Making of New Worlds in the Americas.

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