Queerness represents a transgressive action and a methodological tool for disrupting established norms in various aspects of life, from spaces and practices to language. Beyond discussions of pride and sexual liberation, this conversation will focus on themes, such as capitalism and colonialism, examining how both have historically exploited land and people as capital. “Queering resistance” in feminist spaces involves a relational understanding of difference, challenging binary notions of identity, and questioning how power is consolidated in specific spaces. It blends insights from queer theory with feminist theories, indigenous studies, and decolonial theory to create an interdisciplinary approach that broadens the discourse surrounding marginalized voices.
Alexandra Rosado-Román is an Afro-Caribbean social ethicist exploring Feminist Decolonial Theories, Diaspora Studies, and Spiritualities. She is passionate about understanding how colonial constructs impact racialized women in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, focusing on anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anticolonial education. With two MAs in theology and gender studies, she is completing her Ph.D. in Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Alexandra’s research challenges normativity and fosters spaces for transformative dialogue, as evident in her 2021 article, “The Pimp God and the Welfare Queens: An Economy of Desire in the “Promiscuous Caribbean.” Beyond academics, she embraces her Afro-Caribbean heritage through Bomba, poetry, and community engagement, advocating for inclusivity and transformative learning.
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