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Joseline Gonzalez-Ajanel

Ph.D. Program
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Joseline González is a PhD student at Texas A&M and focuses primarily on Latinx/Central American Literature. She received her B.A. from Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she majored in English Literature and minored in Chicana/o Studies at. She was also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow at her previous institution. Her areas of research interest include immigration and border studies, queer theories, Chicana feminist theories, and gender identity representations within literature. Her past research projects have covered the relationship between femme and/or queer identities within Latinx households and their responses to Catholic iconography. Other future projects will concentrate on Central American undocumented/LPRs’ deportations and connection to the “myth of return.”

Research Interests

  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Literary Studies
  • Latinx Literature
  • LGBTQ+ Literature
  • Race and Ethnicity Studies, Theory
  • Transnational Literatures