Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes is Professor of American Culture, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the former director of the Latina/o Studies Program. He received his A.B. from Harvard (1991) and M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia (1999). He is author of Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora (University of Minnesota Press, 2009), Uñas pintadas de azul/Blue Fingernails (Bilingual Press, 2009), Abolición del pato (Terranova Editores, 2013), A Brief and Transformative Account of Queer History (Enciclopedia Deiknumena, 2016), and Escenas transcaribeñas: ensayos sobre teatro, performance y cultura (Editorial Isla Negra, 2018). He has co-edited two issues of CENTRO Journal on Puerto Rican Queer Sexualities as well as Keywords for Latina/o Studies (NYU Press, 2017) with Deborah R. Vargas and Nancy Raquel Mirabal. His book on Puerto Rican transgender and drag performance and activism will be published by the University of Michigan Press as part of their Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Theater/Drama/Performance series. He performs as Lola von Miramar since 2010.