Alexandra  Gonzenbach Perkins

Instructor of Spanish

Office Hours

Fall 2018: Tuesday 12:00-2:00 and by appointment


Ph.D. Romance Studies
University of Miami

M.A. Spanish Literature
The University of Alabama

B.A. Spanish and Art History
The University of Alabama

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

Dr. Perkins’s research focuses on 20th and 21st century Latin American and Caribbean theater, performance, visual culture, and narrative. Her methodological approach encompasses Queer Theory, Transgender Theory, Performance Studies, Transnational and Diaspora Studies, and Critical Theories of Space.

Selected Publications


Representing Queer and Transgender Identity: Fluid Bodies in the Hispanic Caribbean and Beyond. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2017.


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

“We are family: Translocations of Queer Kinship in Mayra Santos-Febres’ Sirena Selena vestida de pena” Chasqui 46.1 (2017): 70-83.

“Queer Affect and Transnational Movement in Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro’s Caparazones.” Romance Studies 34.2 (2016): 89-100.

“Un pacto tácito: Escritura y poder en Autobiografía del esclavo poeta de Juan Francisco Manzano.” Decimonónica. 11.2 (2014): 52-69.

“Loose Tongues/Promiscuous Identities: Linguistic Register and Code-switching as Catalysts of Intersectionality in ‘Pollito Chicken’ and Dominicanish.” Letras Femeninas 39.2 (2013): 9-25.

Winner, Tenth Annual Feministas Unidas Graduate Student Essay Prize, 2012“Bleeding Borders: Abjection and Female Body Art.” Letras Femeninas 37.1 (2011): 31-46.


Book Chapters

“Developing Identity and Agency as a Scholar.” The University of Alabama Honors College Book Project (in press)