José Alfaro

B.A. in English Literature, San Francisco State University, 2014, Summa Cum Laude

Research Areas:

Trans-temporal, Transamerican Literature; Queer Latinidades; Dance and Performance

Research Interests:

My research is centered on the emergence of “Queer Latinidades” in american literary history, as they exceed, open, and disrupt the “Latino” arrival often choreographed around 19th -century american literatures and their respective border formations. I evoke the term “choreography” in multiple registers. On the one hand it describes how Latinidades get organized under the literary score of US nation building. I also do so, however, to signal alternative Latinx choreographies and performances–through histories of music, sound, dance,–that exceed and are not exhausted by their national literary imaginaries.