Iván A. Ramos is assistant professor in the Department of Theater Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. He was previously faculty in the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Maryland and received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from UC Berkeley. His forthcoming book Sonic Negations: Unbelonging Subjects, Inauthentic Objects, and Sound between Mexico and the United States (NYU Press) examines how Mexican and U.S. Latino/a artists and populations utilized sound to articulate negation in the wake of NAFTA. His broader research investigates the links and slippages between transnational Latino/a American aesthetics in relationship to contemporary and historical violence. His writing has appeared in Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, ASAP/Journal, Third Text, and Latino Studies, as well as in the catalogue for the exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., sponsored by the Getty Foundation, and the anthology Turning Archival (Duke University Press). His work has been supported by the National Humanities Center and the Ford Foundation.