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  Marcia Ochoa

Marcia Ochoa

Associate Professor


831-459-1925 (Fax)



Arts Division

Department of Performance, Play & Design (PPD)
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Oakes College

Associate Professor


Anthropology Department
Latin American & Latino Studies
Film and Digital Media Department
Queer and Sexualities Studies
Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas

Regular Faculty

Mass Media
Latin American and Latino Studies
Queer Studies

Theater Arts J Offices

Oakes Provost Office

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Theater Arts Center

I'm an anthropologist specialized in the ethnography of media. My first book is on the accomplishment of femininity among beauty pageant contestants (misses) and transgender women (transformistas) in Venezuela.

My work focuses on the role of the imaginary in the survival of queer and transgender people in Latin America, and the place of these subjects in the nation.

I am co-founder of El/La Para TransLatinas in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA, a social justice organization that promotes transgender Latina participation and reflects the style and grace of translatina survival.

I am co-editor ex-oficio of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies

Transgender studies, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, Latina/o studies, media and cultural studies, ethnography of media, feminism, queer theory, multimedia production, Latin American studies - Colombia and Venezuela, citizenship and social participation, Social Documentation, colonial historiography.

SOCD/DANM 204: Ways of Seeing and Hearing
FMST 150: Mediating Desire: Race, Gender and Representation (formerly CMMU 152)
FMST 175: Genders & Sexualities in Latin/o Americas (FMST 175/CMMU 185)
SOCD 208: Soc Sci Research
FMST 41: trans|gender|bodies (formerly FMST 80M)
FMST 100: Feminist Theories
FMST 194Q: Queer Diasporas
FMST 194T: Transgender Studies

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