Specialization Coordinator: Ariadna Tenorio & Meg Weeks

The specialization in Race, Gender, and Sexuality focuses on the processes of racialization, gendering and sexualizing as central vectors in the formation and reproduction of social structures, inequalities, political economies, nationalities, affect, identity, notions of self and social equality. We consider roles these social processes play questions of decolonization, coloniality, nation-building, histories of knowledge and consciousness. Courses in this specialization are drawn from disciplines across the university.


Recent Courses Relevant FOR Race, Gender, and Sexuality

Undergraduate Courses

With permission from instructor and Specialization Coordinator, a MALAS student may do an independent study in conjunction with participation in one of the following courses plus additional graduate-level work.

Methods Courses

The following or other methods courses may be approved if they is directly related to a thesis or internship project related to the specialization.

Some of these requirements may also be used to complete a certificate in Gender and Development in the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research.  See: https://wst.ufl.edu/graduate-studies/graduate-certificates/graduate-certificate-in-gender-and-development/ 

Frequency of course offerings

Before each semester, the Center compiles and posts online a Guide to hundreds of LAS-related courses available in the coming semester. Some courses contributing to specializations are offered every semester, others once every few years. The list of courses provided here is not intended to guarantee any curricular offerings, but rather to open horizons to topics that have been and may be offered in widely varied programs around UF.

Additional courses

Each specialization offers students the opportunity to craft personalized programs of study and to add their own contributions. Students may identify additional courses relevant for a specialization, including new and one-time offerings, and may seek approval from the Specialization Coordinator to count such courses toward specialization credits.

FACULTY & STAFF ENGAGED WITH Race, Gender, and Sexuality

Manoucheka Celeste (African American Studies and CRGSWSR) Media, Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Caribbean

Osubi Craig (Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship / African Diasporic Music and Dance, Arts Administration)

Elizabeth Garcia (Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research)

Lillian Guerra (History; Cuba and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean) Comparative History of the Caribbean, Caribbean Diasporas, Cuban Revolution

Tace Hedrick (English) Latina/o and Chicano/a Studies, Culture, and Literature; Afro-Latino/a Studies; Intellectual History of the Americas; Feminist, Queer Theory and Cultural Studies; Feminist Theory; Popular Culture, Visual Culture

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol (Law) Civil Rights, Comparative Law, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, International and Regional Human Rights (Inter-America and Europe),  International and Transnational Law, LGBT Issues, Marriage Equality, Race & Race Relations  Sovereignty, War and War Crimes, Women, Gender and the Law

Jillian Hernandez (Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research)

Michael Leslie (Telecommunication and Global Leadership Trainer) International/Intercultural Communication, Media, Race, Gender, Sexuality and Ethics in the Americas

Ryan S. Morini (Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Associate Program Director) historic ethnography of cultural and social dimensions of Shoshone land use, digital humanities

Paul Ortiz (Department of History) Oral History, African American history, Latino Studies, the African Diaspora, Social Movement Theory, U.S. History, U.S. South, labor, and documentary studies

Susan Paulson (Latin American Studies and Anthropology) Gender, Environment, Political Ecology, Masculinities, Intersectionality

Rafael "Rafa" Ramirez Solórzano (Latin American Studies) Latinx Social Movements with focus on Gender and Sexuality, Racial/Latinx Geographies, Women of Color Feminism, Queer of Color Critique, Relational Racialization

Leah Rosenberg (Department of English) Areas: Anglophone Caribbean, Postcolonialism, Nation Formation, Race, Gender, Sexuality

Augusto Soledade (School of Theater & Dance)

Ariadna Tenorio (Center for Latin American Studies) Race, gender, human rights and legal anthropology.

Margarita Vargas-Betancourt (Latin American and Caribbean Special Collections Librarian)

Robin M. Wright (Department of Religion) Indigenous Religious Traditions, Anthropology of Religion, Myth, Symbol & Ritual