Jacqueline Cáraves

Jacqueline Cáraves

Visiting Student Researcher

Jacqueline Cáraves is a genderqueer Latinx activist scholar who was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her B.A. in Latin American & Latino Studies and Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2010. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies with a concentration in Gender Studies.

Her research takes an intersectional lens to understand the way in which gender works as a structure of power to discipline and police Queer and Trans people of color. Her dissertation work uses a community based mixed methods approach which includes surveys, interviews and participant observation, and focuses on the experiences of Trans and gender non-conforming Latinxs in Southern California and the role of family and spirituality in serving as spaces of empowerment and resistance.

Her research has been funded by the American Association of University Women, Institute of American Cultures at UCLA, Jean Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship, and The Latino Center for Leadership Development and Southern Methodist University’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies.