Ph.D. candidate, Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Joshua K. Reason (they/them) is a doctoral student and William Fontaine Fellow in Africana Studies at Penn. They combine performance, geography, and ethnography within their research to detail the material and affective textures of Black queer and trans life. Joshua's dissertation project connects the aesthetics, longings, and political strivings of Black queer and trans communities across North and Northeastern Brazil. Their work has been published in The Journal of American Culture, The Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, and becoming undisciplined: a zine. They received their Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (with a portfolio in LGBTQ Studies) from The University of Texas at Austin, as well as their Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies (with a certificate of advanced study in Spanish) from Carleton College. In addition to the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, their work has been generously supported by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, and Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.