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

People / Graduate Students

Student

Marco Antonio Flores


Contemporary U.S. Chicano/Latino Art, Queer & Feminist Thought, Latina/o Studies



Bio & Research Interests

Marco Antonio Flores is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. His research interests include contemporary queer and trans* Chicanx and U.S. Latinx artists in visual culture, performance art, and experimental film. In particular, Flores is drawn to the performance and embodiment of aesthetics, queer affect/s, and geographies of the body. Through his interdisciplinary training, he hopes to contribute to understandings of the spiritual, the political, and the aesthetic in Chicana/o Art theories and practices.

 

He is an active member of numerous campus initiatives and is affiliated with the Center for Race and Gender; the Center for Latino Policy Research; the Performance in the Americas Working Group; and serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Communities.  In 2015 he participated in the Smithsonian Latino Center’s Latino Museum Studies Program and currently a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow. Flores completed his B.A. from the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and M.A. in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he is an Exchange Scholar at Brown University.

 


Advisor

Juana María Rodríguez
Laura E. Pérez
Shari Huhndorf


Courses Taught or Assisted

Teaching Assistant, GWS 102 Transnational Feminisms.  Gender and Women's Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2016.

Teaching Assistant, LGBT 146 Cultural Representations of Sexuality.  Gender and Women's Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2016.

Graduate Student Instructor, CS 50 Introduction to Chicano History.  Chicano/Latino Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2015.

Teaching Assistant, Chancellor’s Public Fellow, ES 147 AC Women of Color in the U.S. Through the Arts.  Ethnic Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, Summer 2015.

Teaching Assistant, meXicana/o Art Hxstory, Chicano Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2014.

Instructor, Chicana Latino Academic Student Development Leadership Seminar, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2014, Spring 2015.

Workshop Leader, CS 20 Introduction to Chicana/o History, Chicano Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, Summer 2014.

Writing Instructor, CHI LAT ST 179 Our Undocumented Lives: Chicano & Chicana Theater Politics in Performance.  Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Department, Theater & Performance Studies Department, Stanford University, Winter 2013.

Teaching Assistant, SW 250J Social Work Practice with Latina/os.  Social Welfare Department, University of California, Berkeley.  Spring 2011, Spring 2013.

Teaching Assistant, ES 122 AC Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films.  Ethnic Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2012.

Instructor, Creating Movements: Intersections of our Lived Experiences.  Ethnic Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2011, Spring 2012.

Teaching Assistant, Chancellor’s Public Fellow, GWS 146 AC Queer Theories/Activist Practices.  Gender and Women’s Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2011.

Teaching Assistant, Chancellor’s Public Fellow, PSY 167 AC Stigma and Prejudice.  Psychology Department, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2011.


Select publications

Flores, Marco A., Ed.  It Was All a Dream: Writings by Undocumented Youth at UC Berkeley.  UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender & Center for Latino Policy Research, 2014.  Print.

Flores, Marco A., and Cherríe L. Moraga.  “Finding the Words.”  9 March 2013.  CultureStrike.  05 Sept 2013.  <http://culturestrike.net/finding-the-words>.

Flores, Marco A.  “Face the UndocuNation.”  13 Feb 2013.  CultureStrike.  05 Sept 2013.  <http://culturestrike.net/face-the-undocunation>.

Flores, Marco A.  “Letter to My Mother.”  18 Sept 2012.  CultureStrike.  05 Sept 2013.  <http://culturestrike.net/letter-to-my-mother>.