Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

Position title: Professor of Spanish, American Culture, and Women's and Gender Studies

Website: Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes's website

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Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes is a scholar of American and ethnic studies, queer/LGBT Hispanic Caribbean (Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican) studies, and U.S. Latina/o/x and Latin American literary, cultural, and performance studies. His recent book, Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance (University of Michigan Press, 2021), focuses on migration, transvestism, and performance and argue 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. He is currently working on a book on contemporary performance in Puerto Rico.