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Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

John P. Birkelund Fellow in the Humanities - Class of Fall 2021

Juana María Rodríguez is Professor of Ethnic Studies and Core faculty in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is affiliated with the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory; Center for Latin American Studies; Center for Race and Gender; Berkeley Center for New Media; Center for the Study of Sexual Culture; and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Equitable Society. Rodríguez completed her BA at San Francisco State University, MA at Columbia University, and PhD at Berkeley, and has taught at UC Davis and Bryn Mawr College. She is the author of Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces (NYU, 2003) and Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings (NYU, 2014), which won the MLA’s Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize and was named a finalist in LGBT studies by the Lambda Literary Foundation. In 2019, she served as co-editor for a special issue of TSQ: Trans Studies Quarterly on “Trans en las Americas.”

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