Karma R. Chávez

Karma R. Chávez is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and affiliate in the Departments of Communication Studies, Rhetoric and Writing, and American Studies; the Centers for Mexican American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies; and the LGBTQ Studies Program at the University of Texas – Austin. She is co-editor of Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation (University of Illinois Press, 2020), Text + Field: Innovations in Rhetorical Method (Penn State Press, 2016) and Standing in the Intersection: Feminist Voices, Feminist Practices in Communication Studies (SUNY Press, 2012), and author of Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities (University of Illinois Press, 2013) and Palestine on the Air (University of Illinois Press, 2019). She recently finished a monograph called The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine, and Resistance (University of Washington Press, 2021).