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Kristian Vasquez

Lecturer, Ph.D Candidate Chicana and Chicano Studies

Pronouns: he/him/his


Areas of Interest

  • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Decolonial Theory and Politics
  • Cultural Production and Workers
  • Liberation Philosophies in the Americas

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About Kristian Vasquez

Kristian E. Vasquez is a first-generation scholar pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Chicana and Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara, on unceded Chumash lands and waters. His dissertation project explores the question of Xicana/o/x cultural production in California as it responds to the Indigenous resurgence movements of the 1990s to the present. He focuses on the semiotic, phenomenological, and affective dimensions of cultural work and its producers by considering theories and methods informed by cultural studies, performance studies, and decolonial theory. His scholarly work also includes critical essay writing on Luis J. Rodríguez, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Cherríe L. Moraga, and Norma Alarcón. Lastly, Kristian is a creative writer who works on non-fiction and fiction stories, poetry, and zines.


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