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Fernanda Cunha

postcolonial studies, Latinx Studies, comparative literature, queer theory, queer of color critique, feminist and gender studies, im/migration and citizenship

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Bio & Research Interests

Fernanda is a fifth year PhD candidate in the Ethnic Studies program. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgia State University, where she majored in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Journalism. Her undergraduate thesis used queer theory and queer of color critique to map temporal dissonances, abjection, and affects in experiences of immigration. Informed by her work on affect, queer theory, and temporality, Fernanda’s dissertation project explores loss and literary form in contemporary life writing by Latinx authors.

Her creative non-fiction work has appeared in The Feminist Wire, The Rumpus, and Catapult.


Juana María Rodríguez