Sofi Chavez (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a 2019-2020 recipient of the Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship. Sofi received her BA in English from Bryn Mawr College in 2017.
Sofi’s research interests include Latinx and Chicanx cultural production, queer of color literature, and queer kinship formation. At Berkeley, Sofi hopes to explore secret-telling and secret-keeping, and the ways in which queer of color authors and artists employ secrecy’s seductive power to subvert the normative family and map alternative modes of belonging and narrativity.
Sofi is also a proud Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon, Virgo Rising, and will happily discuss astrology’s centrality to the queer community, both as strategies of refusal and home-making.