jafari  s. allen
is associate professor in the Department of Anthro-
pology at the University of Miami. He works at the intersections of queer
sexuality, gender, and blackness and is a faculty member of Yale’s programs in
women’s, gender, and sexuality studies,
lgbt
studies, and American studies. A re-
cipient of numerous fellowships, he teaches courses on the cultural politics of race,
sexuality and gender in black diasporas; black feminist and queer theory; critical
cultural studies; ethnographic methodology and writing; and Cuba and the Ca-
rib bean. Professor Allen is the author of the critical ethnography of race, gender,
sexuality, and revolution ¡Venceremos? The Erotics of Self- making in Cuba (Duke
University Press, 2011); editor of Black/Queer/Diaspora, a special issue of
glq:
A
Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies; and vari ous scholarly and popu lar articles, book
chapters, and blog posts. He is currently working on a new book that traces cultural
and po liti cal cir cuits of transnational queer desire in travel, tourism, art, and activ-
ism, in and between the Ca ribbean, South Amer i ca, Eu rope, and North Amer i ca.
marlon m. bailey
is associate professor of women’s and gender stud-
ies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. He is
the author of Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Per formance, and the Ballroom
Culture of Detroit (Michigan University Press, 2013), which was a finalist for the
Lambda Literary Award. His research interests include African diaspora stud-
ies, queer diasporas, race, gender and sexuality, queer theory, black queer studies,
theater/per formance studies, ethnography, and
hiv/aids.
zachary blair
is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chi-
cago. He specializes in urban anthropology, with a focus on political economy,
C O N T R I B U T O R S
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