My research is focused on the experiences of LGBTQ individuals and their families. My first book Amigas y Amantes: Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family explores how lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) women do family. More specifically, Amigas y Amantes highlights how LBQ Latinas understand femininity, negotiate their religious faiths, overcome the challenges of being in interracial/interethnic relationships, raise their children, and integrate their families of choice and origin. It will be available in the Fall 2013.
When I am not conducting research or writing about it, I teach courses on gender, family, and race and ethnicity. As an educator, I enjoy challenging students to think critically, question the taken for granted and envision alternatives to existing social injustices. Prior to joining the sociology department at Georgia State, I was an assistant professor at Tulane University in New Orleans.
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