Joshua Rivas
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Joshua Rivas
Joshua Paris Rue Des Gravilliers

Joshua Rivas is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of French and Italian at Princeton University and holds a B.A. from New York University. His research interests lie in twentieth- and twenty-first-century French and Francophone (Canadian and Québécois) literatures, cultural studies, and feminist, queer, and transgender theories, politics and cultural production. His dissertation, "Deviant Sexualities: Placing Sexuality in Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Literature/Politics in Post-'68 France," examines how French lesbian, gay, and queer politically-engaged thinkers and artists have, since the advent of modern LGBT rights movements, mobilized spatial rhetoric and themes in the way they've imagined and articulated their politico-sexual projects against and through the staunchly anti-communitarian, anti-pluralist cultural logic of French republican universalism. 

Biography

Joshua Rivas is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of French and Italian at Princeton University and holds a B.A. from New York University. His research interests lie in twentieth- and twenty-first-century French and Francophone (Canadian and Québécois) literatures, cultural studies, and feminist, queer, and transgender theories, politics and cultural production. His dissertation, "Deviant Sexualities: Placing Sexuality in Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Literature/Politics in Post-'68 France," examines how French lesbian, gay, and queer politically-engaged thinkers and artists have, since the advent of modern LGBT rights movements, mobilized spatial rhetoric and themes in the way they've imagined and articulated their politico-sexual projects against and through the staunchly anti-communitarian, anti-pluralist cultural logic of French republican universalism.