Pembroke Center

M. Cecilia Azar

Ph.D. candidate, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Pembroke Seminar Graduate Student Fellow 2023-24


Cecilia Azar researches the cultural productions of queer and travesti/trans diasporas in the Americas. Drawing from theories of diaspora and decolonization, queer and travesti/trans studies, and Black feminist thought, her work thinks about how displaced queer and travesti/trans individuals and communities engage with and negotiate space and identity. Cecilia’s interest in the practices and forms of knowledge production of queer and travesti/trans diasporas is animated by her experience as a queer immigrant and a product of multi-generational displacement. Currently, Cecilia is working on a project on speculative and relational forms and practices of historicizing transnational feminist and LGBTQ+ organizing.