Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies office is closed to the public, but you can reach us, Monday–Friday 8am-4pm, at 520-621-7338 or by email to SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu

We at the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Ruben Zecena

About Ruben Zecena

Ruben Zecena is a PhD candidate in the Gender & Women’s Studies department at the University of Arizona. Born in El Salvador, he is on a constant search for "home" and specializes in queer migration studies. His work appears or is forthcoming in WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, constellations, Border-Lines, and the edited collection Queer and Trans Migrations. His dissertation, Queer Relationalities: Migrations of Loss, Displacement, and Desire, elucidates how LGBT migrant subjectivity is shaped by loss and looks towards moments of queer relationality as an avenue for survival.

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Ruben Zecena
Ph.D. Student