At the Margins of Celebrity Culture

Criminalizing the Latina/o Paparazzi of Los Angeles With all of the focus today on the treatment of Latinas/os as “illegal” under US immigration law, it is easy to overlook the ways that Latinas/os in the US can also face forms of illegalization through labor that they perform. One example, whose work is widely familiar but […]

ALLA Incoming President’s Report

Well into my first year as ALLA president, I remain eager to continue building on the programs and goals to which this community of critically engaged scholars has been committed. It is a joy working with this vibrant group of colleagues. In 2014 we celebrated a book award, sponsored a series of exciting panels at […]

“I Walked all the Way Back to LA”

Thinking About Queer Youth Migration I work with youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ), but who are also homeless and migrants to the U.S. When they speak openly about their experiences of homelessness or forced dislocation, I often hear stories of intersectional violence—my research attempts to trace these complex geo-social […]