Ramon Rivera-Servera Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor in Performance Studies

Ramon H. Rivera-Servera researches contemporary performance in the United States with special emphasis on the ways categories of race, gender and sexuality are negotiated in the process of migration. His work documents U.S. Latina/o, Mexican, and Caribbean performance practices ranging from theatre and concert dance to social dance, fashion and speech. His teaching ranges from seminar courses on Latina/o and queer performance, sound and movement studies, and visual cultural studies to workshop courses on social art practices, the performances of non-fictional texts, ethnographic research methods, and performance art. He is the author of Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics (University of Michigan Press, 2012), a study of the role performance played in the development of Latina/o queer publics in the United States from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. He is currently conducting research for his next book project, Exhibiting Performance: Race, Museum Cultures, and the Live Event, which looks at the ways race has been collected and exhibited in North America and the Caribbean since the mid-1990s. Prof. Rivera-Servera teaches "Queer Sexualities & Popular Culture."

Publications

  • Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics (University of Michigan Press, 2012).

Courses Taught

  • "Queer Sexualities & Popular Culture"