Thomas Conners

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Ph.D. Candidate, Hispanic Studies

Broadly, my research interests are grounded in 20th and 21st century Latin American and US Latinx literatures. More specifically, affect and subjectivity with a focus on race, sexuality, and language in the formation of subjectivities.

Titled “The Manner of Losing: Race, Form, and Affect in Queer Latinx Literature," my dissertation responds to new aesthetic paradigms in contemporary U.S. Latinx cultural production by Salvador Plascencia, Justin Torres, Carmen Maria Machado, and Manuel Muñoz to question what it would mean to reorganize the literary tradition through an affective thematic of loss.


M.A., Hispanic Literature, UPenn
B.A., Education & Spanish, Ithaca College