LATINX FEMINIST THOUGHT
Photo Credit: California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
How do state and nonstate actors disappear people, policies, and marginalized populations? What are the common logics and practices local, state, and federal governments effectively utilize to disappear the perspectives and experiences of communities of color and women? How do marginalized communities develop a sense of Self and of politics amidst forms of institutionalized disappearance? As a theorist of race and gender, my research explores how marginalized actors’ transformative resistance practices emerge from various forms of systemic, historical, and interpersonal disappearance. Contributing to theories and research on the Self, and the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, and immigration, my work investigates how Latinx feminists across time and space construct knowledge about intra and intergroup relations and political futures that remains either unknown or undervalued.
Latinx Feminist Thought explores the ideas and experiences of Latinx feminists spanning national origin, sexuality, race, and generation status not only to reimagine what we think we know about identity, social movements, and knowledge production, but also how we come to know it. Based on 32 months of ethnographic observations with California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (a nonprofit organization engaged in intersectional activism in the movement for reproductive justice), Latinx feminist work in the social sciences and humanities from 1960 to now, podcasts and other social media, and the art of singers, fiction authors, paintings, and poets, I sketch Latinx feminist consciousness.
This manuscript is under advance book contract with Routledge Press as part of the series, Sociology Re-Wired.