Richard T. Rodríguez is associate professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside, where he is also cooperating faculty in Gender and Sexuality Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, and Speculative Fictions and Cultures of Science. He specializes in Latina/o/x literary and cultural studies, film and visual culture, and queer studies with additional interests in transnational cultural studies, popular music studies, and comparative ethnic studies. After receiving his BA in English from UC Berkeley and his PhD in the History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz, he taught for several years at Cal State LA and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign before joining the UC Riverside faculty in 2016. The author of Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics (Duke University Press, 2009), he is completing two projects: “Undocumented Desires: Fantasies of Latino Male Sexuality” and “Latino/U.K.: Postpunk’s Transatlantic Touches.” He has published numerous essays and reviews in journals and edited collections and currently serves on the editorial boards of American Literary History, Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, and InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture.