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Robert Franco, Graduate Assistant of History and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Robert Franco

I am a historian of twentieth-century Mexico, with a speciality in politics, gender, sexuality, and culture. My dissertation explores the issues of homophobia, heterosexism, and antagonism towards sexual politics in Mexico's left-wing parties and organizations.

I graduated with a B.A. in History (summa cum laude and departmental honors) from the University of Pennsylvania where I was a Mellon-Mays Foundation and Penn Humanities Forum fellow. At Duke University, I am a Deans Graduate Fellow and received my M.A. in 2017. My primary advisor is Dr. Jocelyn Olcott.

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Web Page:  http://robertfrancophd.com

Education:

MADuke University2017
BAUniversity of Pennsylvania2014
Specialties:

Latin America and the Caribbean
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Labor and Working Class History
Cultural History
Emotions and Psychology of the Self
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

  1. Franco, R, Transgressing Che: Irina Layevska Echeverría Gaitán, Disability Politics, and Transgendering the New Man in Mexico, 1964–2001, Radical History Review, vol. 2020 no. 136 (January, 2020), pp. 75-97, Duke University Press [doi]  [abs]
  2. Franco, R, “Todos/as somos 41”: The Dance of the Forty-One from Homosexual Reappropriation to Transgender Representation in Mexico, 1945–2001, Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 28 no. 1 (January, 2019), pp. 66-95, University of Texas Press [doi]


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