Michael Hames-García Edits Spring 2014 Aztlán Spotlight Dossier on Jotería Studies

Atzlan_V39-1-cover_0Incoming CSWS director Michael Hames-García (professor, UO Department of Ethnic Studies) edited a special “Dossier” section on jotería studies for the journal Aztlán (Vol. 39, No. 1, Spring 2014).

From the UCLA website description: “This collection of twelve articles, curated by Michael Hames-García (University of Oregon), offers a variety of perspectives on jotería studies, which Hames-García identifies as ‘an emergent formation’ being developed by ‘a new generation of multigendered queer Chican@s and Latin@s, trained and nurtured by women of color feminisms and feminists … among whom trans* and cisgendered people of color have fought and loved in coalition, inclusion, and multiplicity.’

“Topics range from accounts of the origins of jotería studies to the influence of jotería studies on the disciplines of aesthetics, theology, and performance studies. Several essays incorporate accounts of the author’s personal experiences of discovery. Also included are two keynote addresses from the first National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Joto Caucus, in 2007.”

For a full description of the jotería studies special section, visit the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Aztlán Spotlight Dossier.