Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
By appointment until fall.
Josué Ku Gallegos is a teaching assistant in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University.
Josue Ku Gallegos holds a Master Degree (M.Phil) in Latin American Studies from National Autonomous University of México (UNAM). He also received a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature from the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY). He is interested in studies in sexualities and particularly in Caribbean Literature. Currently, he is finishing his research on a HIV/AIDS aesthetic in Queer Puerto Rican Literature and Arts. Josue is a member of the institutional project “Literature and Anti-colonialism in the Caribbean” at The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (UNAM). He collaborates with the Seminar on Body Studies and the Seminar on Queer Studies (Seminario Interdisciplinario de Estudios Cuir) at UNAM. He has published the following papers:
- 2015. Vir(tu)alidad e hipertexto: la dinámica bloguera del vih/sida en puerto rico. ( Interrogando los límites del texto: Ensayos de crítica literaria)
- 2017. Poesía y precariedad: La experiencia literaria de Victor Fragoso en Nueva York. (Cartografías marginales de la disidencia sexual en latinoamérica)
- 2018. SIDAmitando/sodomizando el Caribe: La poética del VIH/SIDA en Puerto Rico. (Latinoamérica)
- (Forthcoming). Hacia un bareback t(s)ext(s)ual: La práctica corporal del autor en la narrativa de Manuel Ramos Otero.
Josue is a member of the Committee for Translinguistic Exchange and Translation in the Caribbean Studies Association:https://www.caribbeanstudiesassociation.org/csa-committees/committee-for-translinguistic-exchange-and-translation/