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Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance

Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance, written by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes and published in 2021 by the University of Michigan Press, focuses on drag and transgender performance and activism in Puerto Rico and its diaspora. Arguing for its political potential, La Fountain-Stokes explores the social and cultural disruptions caused by Latin American and Latinx “locas” (effeminate men, drag queens, transgender performers, and unruly women) and the various forms of violence to which queer individuals in Puerto Rico and the U.S. are subjected.

The Development of the MiStory International Trauma Recovery Research Consortium

The Multicultural Study of Trauma Recovery (MiStory) is an international research consortium working to understand how context, culture, the self, gender, and trauma recovery intersect. Directed by Professor Denise Saint Arnault with funding in part from IRWG seed grants, the collaborative currently has 30 members from 13 countries across several continents, and continues to grow.

Uncovering Racist and Sexist Stereotypes in Social Science Research

“Surveys used in public opinion research often contain meanings and assumptions that remain out of sight of the researchers who rely on them.” Prof. Sara McClelland was recently awarded a three-year grant from Indiana University to assess the presence of negative stereotypes in research about abortion.