Joshua Guzmán

Joshua Guzmán

Joshua Guzmán

Core Faculty

Assistant Professor

Gender Studies

Office: 1314 Rolfe Hall


Research Interests:

Performance studies, Latina/o cultural studies, sexual cultures, aesthetics and queer theory


Joshua Javier Guzmán is Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at UCLA. He received his PhD in Performance Studies at New York University, and is a former University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow from UC Berkeley’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. He co-edited a special issue of Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory entitled “Lingering in Latinidad: Aesthetics, Theory and Performance in Latina/o Studies.” Joshua is currently working on a book-length project tentatively titled Suspending Satisfaction: Queer Latino Performance and the Politics of Style, which examines stylized modes of Latina/o dissatisfaction with not only the US nation-state, but also the activism that emerges in response to systemic state violence in a very contentious post-1968 Los Angeles.


Ph.D., Performance Studies, New York University, 2015
M.A., Performance Studies, New York University, 2011
B.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 2010