Ramón H. Rivera-Servera

*Environmental portrait of Ramón Rivera-Servera for the 2017 Winter Northwestern Research MagazineRivera-Servera’s research focuses on 20th and 21st Century performance in North America and the Caribbean with special emphasis on the way experiences of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality are negotiated across national borders through migratory circuits of circulation and exchange. His work documents a wide array of performance practices ranging from theatre and concert dance to social dance, popular music, fashion, gesture, and speech. He is author of Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics (University of Michigan Press), co-editor of numerous critical volumes in performance studies including Blacktino Queer Performance (Duke UP), Performance in the Borderlands (Palgrave), and solo/black/woman scrips, interviews, and essays (Northwestern UP). His scholarship has received wide recognition including best book awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Latino Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association, and the Congress on Research in Dance, and honorable mentions or citations from the from the Society of Dance History Scholars, the Association of Latino and Latina Anthropologists of the American Anthropological Association, and the American Society for Theatre Research. He is currently completing a book manuscript, Reggaetón’s Queer Turn: Sexuality, Abstraction, and Contemporary Art in the Circum-Caribbean and two co-edited volumes, Queer Nightlife, with Kemi Adeyemi and Kareem Khubchandani and Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest, with Claire Fox, Theresa Delgadillo, and Geraldo Cadava.