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Dr. Marcia Ochoa


GANAS Graduate Co-PI

Oakes Provost 

Associate Professor of Feminist Studies 






Bio: Marcia is an anthropologist specialized in the ethnography of media. Their first book, Queen for a Day (Duke University Press, 2014)  is on the accomplishment of femininity among beauty pageant contestants (misses) and transgender women (transformistas) in Venezuala.

Ochoa’s work focuses on the role of the imaginary in the survival of queer and transgender people in Latin America, and the place of these subjects in the nation.

Marcia works with El/La Para TransLatinas in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA to develop programming and social justice work that promotes transgender Latina participation and reflects the style and grace of translatina survival.

Marcia is co-editor, Ex-Oficio (2014-20) of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Research Interests: Transgender studies, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, Latina/o studies, performance studies, media and cultural studies, ethnography of media, feminism, queer theory, multimedia production, Latin American studies—Colombia and Venezuela, citizenship and social participation, Social Documentation, colonial historiography.
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Sara Sanchez

GANAS Graduate Program Director 



The VOCES Graduate Student Writing Center is made possible by the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Initiative’s GANAS Graduate Pathway Grant.  Learn more about GANAS!