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. I am also 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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