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Lazaro Lima

Lázaro Lima is Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies at Bryn Mawr College where he heads the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. His research interests include Latina/o Literary and Visual Studies, Gender Studies, Critical Race Theory, and African American and Latina/o relations. He is the author of The Latino Body: Crisis Identities in American Literary and Cultural Memory (NYU Press, 2007), and a forthcoming anthology of Queer Latina/o narrative he is co-editing with Violet Quill co-founder Felice Picano. He is currently completing a documentary film about the clandestine contraceptive pill trials of the 1950s in Puerto Rico and its effects on survivors, the Nationalists who denounced it, as well as its relation to the discourse of imperial science and Anglo-American feminisms. The documentary is based on his current book project, Boricua Insurgencies: Puerto Rico, Colonial Nationalism, and Counterhegemony. His website can be found at