Vincent Cervantes

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Biographical Sketch

Vincent Cervantes is a doctoral candidate in Spanish and Latin American Studies. His research interests include 20th and 21st century Mexican cultural and literary studies, Latin American and Latina/o queer narratives, Latin American theological thought, critical theory, and performance studies. His dissertation explores the performance of sex and death as literary and embodied practices that gesture toward ideas of nationalism, state violence, and sexual politics in contemporary Mexican cultural production.


  • B.A., Religious Studies, University of California, Riverside, 2010
  • M.T.S., Theology, Harvard University, Divinity School, 2012
  • M.A., Comparative Studies in Literature & Culture, University of Southern California, 2015


  • Journal Article
    Cervantes, V. D. (2014). Drag Acts of Transitional Performance: Sex, Religion, and Memory in Pedro Almodóvar’s La mala educación and Ventura Pons’s Ocaña, retrat intermitent. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. Vol. 15 (4), pp. 419-436.
    Cervantes, V. D. (2014). Traces of Transgressive Traditions: Shifting Liberation Theologies through Jotería Studies. Aztlán: Journal of Chicano Studies. Vol. 39 (1), pp. 195-206.