My name is Wilfredo, but you can also call me Wil. I am an Assistant Professor of Digital Cultural Rhetorics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies.
My research projects interface the colonial intimacies between science, technology, and medicine in relation to the experiences of queer and trans people of color. My current book project refreshes health literacy studies by foregrounding how queer and trans people of color use social media to talk about their sexual health. Some of my other projects focus on understanding the relational beingness of the things that comprise the internet, how medical and public health training are mired in colonial logics of care and expertise, and how we might craft better messages for public health outreach in relation to HIV using user-centered approaches to design. As a community-engaged scholar and health organizer, I bring to the fore in my scholarship my communities’ needs, goals, and problems.
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