Sony Coráñez Bolton is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. He is also affiliate faculty in the Institute for LGBT Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and the Interdisciplinary Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. He holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he specialized in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies and Latina/o Studies. He is a past recipient of a Fulbright where he studied gay and queer cultural production and LGBT activism in Metro Manila at the Ateneo de Manila University. He has published in the areas of disability studies, queer of color critique, Asian American Studies and Latinx Studies. His current book project Cripping Assimilation Genres: Latinx and Filipinx American Literature, Culture, and Politics crips and queers transpacific Borderlands and Filipina/o cultural production to understand the architectures of disablement that constitute overlaps of Spanish and US imperialisms. Recently, Sony has been interested in theorizing the ways in which Filipin* American activist and intellectual communities have taken up the "x" from Latinx to capture the experience of nonbinary gender in Filipin* cultural formations.