Thomas Conners

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Ph.D. Candidate, Hispanic Studies

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

Tentatively titled “Losing, losing, lost: Reading (Queer) Subjectivity through Affect,” my dissertation focuses on ways in which feelings of loss operate along lines of race, gender, sexuality, and citizenship. At its center, this project investigates the sociohistorical, psychic, and aesthetic trends that allow certain subjects of loss to enjoy more complexity while others are relegated to static, transparent, and de-animated states.


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