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Carlos Decena, Ph.D.


Carlos Ulises Decena is Associate Professor Latino and Caribbean Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University - New Brunswick. He is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work straddles the humanities and social sciences and whose intellectual projects engage and blur the boundaries among critical ethnic, queer and feminist studies, and social justice. His first book, Tacit Subjects: Belonging and Same-Sex Desire among Dominican Immigrant Men, was published by Duke University Press in 2011. His second book, Circuits of the Sacred: Faggotology in the Black Latinx Caribbean will be published in Spring 2023 by Duke University Press. His work has appeared on the Journal of the National Medical Association, Social Text (a special issue titled “The Border Next Door which he coedited with Margaret Gray), Journal of Urban Health, Papeles de Población, AIDS Care and GLQ. He is also a co-editor of a Special Dossier on Latino Immigrants in New York State.


Ph.D., New York University

B.A., University of Pennsylvania