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University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

2023 Ph.D., Chicana and Chicano Studies
Dissertation: Flirting with Sexual Economies: An Ethnographic Study of Latinas in Digital Sex Work

Committee: Chela Sandoval (chair), Micaela Díaz-Sánchez, Mireille Miller-Young (Feminist Studies), Eddy Alvarez Jr. (Chicanx Studies, CSU Fullerton)

2017 M.A., Chicana and Chicano Studies

Dossier Papers: “Relational Sexuality: Living the Politics of the Woman/Female Dichotomy” and “Dismantling Power; Consummating Manhood: Masculinity, Male Emotional Vulnerability and the Female Body”

California State University, Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA

2015 B.A., Humanities, and Communications, Chicana/o Studies Minor: Spanish Languages and Culture
Study abroad: CSU International Program, Florence, Italy 2012-2013

Thesis: “Theorizing Sexuality: Living the Virgin-Whore Continuum”

Publications & Media

2023 Garcia-Gonzalez, Aracely “Doing Racialized Gender: Performing The Latina Body in Online Sex Work” Research Handbook on the Sociology of Gender. Edward Elgar Publishing. Invited. (Expected in 2023)

2021 Garcia-Gonzalez, Aracely “Understanding the Relevance of Sex Work for Latina Sexualities Studies” Chicano Studies Institute e-Research Report (accepted)

2021 Café con Chisme, “Support Sex Workers featuring Aracely Garcia Gonzalez.” Season 5, Episode 3.

Works In Progress 

Forthcoming        Spicy Mami, Hot Tamale: Embodying Afro-Latinidad Through Cardi B—Flirting with, Fucking, and Taunting                                             Respectability

Forthcoming       Negotiating Economies of Desire: Anti-Blackness in Creating “The Latina Body”

Forthcoming      Your Post Goes Against Community Guidelines: Monetizing Sex Worker Discourse While Purging the Internet of                                     Whores

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