Vincent Cervantes

Contact Information


Biographical Sketch

Vincent Cervantes holds a bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from the University of California, Riverside and a master's in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School with an emphasis in Latin American religious and philosophical thought. His work explores the relation between literature, visual culture, and the body; theoretical and literary representations of perversion; death and trauma; sexuality and necropolitics (primarily within the contexts of modern Mexico and Spain). He has presented and published a number of papers in the United States and Latin America on varied topics such as sexual transgression and experimental writing in Latin America; the ethics of promiscuity in literature and theology; and queer theory and politics in Latin America.


  • B.A., Religious Studies, University of California, Riverside, 2010
  • M.T.S., Theology, Harvard University, Divinity School, 2012


  • Book Chapter
    Cervantes, V. D. (2013). "Still Flaming." Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out. San Diego: Cognella Press.
    Journal Article
    Cervantes, V. D. (2014). Autobiografía, política y la sexualidad de la muerte en El vampiro de la colonia Roma de Luis Zapata.
    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)
    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.