Ruben Zecena

Bio: Ruben Zecena is a PhD candidate in the Gender & Women’s Studies department at the University of Arizona with a minor in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. Born in El Salvador, he is on a constant search for "home" and specializes in queer migration studies. His work appears or is forthcoming in WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, constellations, Border-Lines, and the edited collection Queer and Trans Migrations. His dissertation, Queer Relationalities: Migrations of Loss, Displacement, and Desire, elucidates how LGBT migrant subjectivity is shaped by loss and looks towards moments of queer relationality as an avenue for survival.