Joseph Miranda is a doctoral student in Cornell’s English department. He works on 20/21st century Latinx literature and queer of color culture and critique. He explores the intimacies between ethnicity, sexuality, and affect studies to trouble normative conceptions of brownness and queerness. His courses integrate media, performance, and literary texts to complicate normative understandings of citizenship and liberalism, and uses the aesthetic as the grounds to reimagine forms of radical collective life otherwise. Prior to his graduate studies, he was a high school English teacher.