My name is Wilfredo, but you can also call me Wil. I'm a queer, Mexican American, foster care alum who grew up on the Southside of San Antonio, TX. My last name means "flowers" in Spanish, and I worked as a florist for three years. After dropping out of community college, I went back to undergrad at the University of Texas at San Antonio and received a degree in English with a concentration in professional writing. After, I received a master's in technical communication and specialization in rhetoric from Texas Tech University. I graduated with my PhD in writing and rhetoric from the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University in 2022.
Now, I'm an Assistant Professor of Digital Cultural Rhetorics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies. I'm a qualitative researcher and rhetorical scholar whose thinking and writing constellate across theories of health and medicine, science and technology studies, digital cultural rhetorics, settler colonial studies, and Black / Native studies. My research projects interface the colonial intimacies between science, technology, and medicine with a specific focus on improving the lives and experiences of queer and trans people of color.
My work has been featured in PRE/TEXT: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory, Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition, The Routledge Handbook of Queer Rhetoric, Literacy in Composition Studies, and is forthcoming in other academic spaces.
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