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Adrián Emmanuel Hernández-Acosta

Adrián Emmanuel Hernández-Acosta is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University, where he teaches courses in Hispanophone Caribbean literature with a focus on formations of race, gender, and sexuality in the afterlife of racial slavery and under duress of colonial structures. Adrian’s research focuses on the poetics and politics of death and mourning in 20th and 21st century Caribbean literatures and African diaspora religions broadly understood. He has served as Assistant Managing Editor for Transforming Anthropology, the flagship journal of the Association of Black Anthropologists, and his creative nonfiction has been published on public platforms such as ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America and La Respuesta Magazine.


On the Work of Mourning in Muñoz

Pointing out and giving space to the melancholy at the heart of Muñoz’s work may help us rethink what queer scholars of religion, race, gender, and sexuality are doing and what we might want to be doing.