latinidad, mestizaje, mestizo, colonization, queer theory, queer of color theory
Queer of Color Theory (QOCT) has emerged as a new field of study with the rise of LGBTQ+ visibility in the modern day political landscape. QOCT is an extended analysis of queer theory that explicitly and intentionally takes into account race, imperialism, and colonialism. Queer of color theory can be used to create or expand upon an already existing theory, and has roots in Black feminism. Using queer of color theory as a method of analysis, this essay discusses the black and indigenous erasure within the Latinidad movement and seeks to examine those who have been systemically left out of Latinidad narratives. Further, this essay speaks to the works of feminist scholar and author, Gloria Anzaldúa, hoping to both critique and build off of her ideas with regards to Latinidad and Mestizaje.
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Castro-Mendoza, Maria I.
"Using Queer of Color Theory to Analyze Latinidad,"
Amplify: A Journal of Writing-as-Activism:
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