Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

Professional Title

Professor - American Culture, Romance Languages, Women's Studies

Department(s)

American Culture
Romance Languages
Women's Studies

About

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes' main research interests include queer/LGBT Hispanic Caribbean (Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican) studies, U.S. Latina/o, and Latin American literary, cultural, and performance studies. In my first book, Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora (University of Minnesota Press, 2009), La Fountain-Stokes analyzes portrayals of migration, sexual diversity, and gender nonconformity in Puerto Rican cultural productions such as cartoons, dance theater, film, literature, and performance art, both on the island and in the United States. Lawrence's more recent work is on drag and trans performance, culture, and activism; La Fountain-Stokes' forthcoming book is titled Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance (University of Michigan Press). Lawrence is also a creative writer and performer.

Research Interests

activism
art
ethnicity
humanities
immigration
LGBTQ
race
transgender
transnational
performance
literature
culture
Latinx