Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Graduate Students


Jennifer Duque

Queer Theory, Philippine and Filipinx Studies, Empire, Film Studies, Law


Bio & Research Interests

Jennifer Duque is a Ph.D. student in Ethnic Studies. Her primary research interests include empire formation and gender/sexuality construction in Philippine and Filipinx American contexts, focusing on the nexus between legal narratives and cultural production. She is interested in the histories of queer manongs and manangs, criminalized female masculinities in works by Chea Villanueva and Nice Rodriguez, and Filipinx print culture. She is a recipient of the Cota-Robles Fellowship.

Select publications

“Can the Queer Subaltern Speak?: Neocolonial Spectacle and Queer Commodification in Dogeaters. Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism 7, no. 1 (2014): 99-116.

“‘Many hearts yet beat with the hurt of a wounded past’: Miss Indian BYU, Lamanite Identities, and the Subversive Potential of Pageants.” The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing 43 (2014): 84-99.