Omar González

Omar González

Lecturer

Cohort 2012-13

Email: xicano73@ucla.edu

Biography

Originally from Ysleta, Texas, Omar attended California State University, Northridge, where he is completing an M.A. in Linguistics with a TESL emphasis. Omar has conducted qualitative research on queer Chicano identity and literature, focusing on the work of John Rechy. His other research interests include queer Chicana/o history and activism.  Additionally, he plans to explore the role of HIV in the queer Chicana/o community.

His goal is to contribute to the growing body of scholarship on queer Chicanas/os and Latinas/os and to help eradicate the stigma of HIV.

Education

  • M.A., Chicana/o Studies, California State University at Northridge
  • B.A., Chicana/o Studies, California State University at Northridge

Research

  • Queer Chicano identity and literature, queer Chicana/o history and activism, role of HIV in the queer Chicana/o community