Professor Marcia Ochoa is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. An ethnographer of media, Ochoa’s work focuses on the role of the imaginary in the survival of queer and transgender people in Latin America, and the place of these subjects in the nation. She is the author of Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela (Duke University Press 2014); a founder and advisor to El/La Para TransLatinas, a social justice project for transgender Latina immigrants in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA; and co-editor of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.
Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Speaker Series with Marcia Ochoa
Thursday, April 20
Student Union Ventana Room
Professor Eithne Luibheid’s Graduate Seminar on Transnational Feminisms and the Social Cultural Critical Theory Graduate Minor welcome Professor Marcia Ochoa, Chair of Gender Studies at UCSC. Professor Ochoa will present on the role of the imaginary in the survival of queer and transgender people in Latin America and the place of these subjects in the nation.
iLGBT’s Queer Migration Network Roundtable with Marcia Ochoa
Friday, April 21
Gender & Women's Studies
925 N Tyndall Ave Room 100
Join us for an informal discussion with Professor Marcia Ochoa about her experiences of researching queer and trans communities in Latin America, and how her research is informed by her social justice activism for transgender Latina immigrants in San Francisco, CA.
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Events sponsored by the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Graduate Interdisciplinary Cluster, the Institute for LGBT Studies, and the Queer Migrations Network