Martin Joseph Ponce

Director, Sexuality Studies Program; Associate Professor, Department of English

Joe Ponce's teaching and research interests focus on the relations among race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and national belonging. He is the author of Beyond the Nation: Diasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading (New York University Press, 2012) as well as articles on Carlos Bulosan, Langston Hughes, Jose Garcia Villa, and the Filipino diaspora. His current projects include a historical study of how competing imperialisms and nationalisms are mediated through sexuality in Asian American literature, and an analysis of post-1965 gay Asian American literature.

  • PhD, Rutgers University: Asian American literature, African American literature, queer studies.

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