EDUCATOR • AUTHOR • ACTIVIST

Latinx racial subjectivity is a complex and fascinating topic. While the census considers the Latinx population to be an ethnic group of diverse races, I grew up in a time and place when “Mexican” was clearly a racial term – regardless of the U.S. Census Bureau. I am interested in exploring the processes that contribute to particular racial subjectivities on the part of the Latinx population, especially ethnic-Mexicans. Recently I have written on ethnic-Mexicans’ relationship to settler colonialism and indigeneity, arguing that we need to recognize our multiple positions as colonizers, colonized, immigrants, and, of course, as workers. I am also keenly interested in ethnic-Mexicans and whiteness, especially their connection to white nationalism and the Right. 

LATINX RACIAL SUBJECTIVITY