A Conversation with Professor Larry La Fountain-Stokes on his new book, Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance

Larry La Fountain-Stokes is Professor of Spanish, American Culture, and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan. In our conversation, we discuss his most recent book, Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance (University of Michigan Press, 2021), where he focuses on migration, transvestism, and performance and argues that drag can serve not only to question gender and sexuality but also to explore commodification, cyberspace, diasporic displacements and reenactments of home, ethnicity, the human/animal divide, monstrosity, politics, poverty, race, and racial passing.

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