Rutgers GSE CMSI

Yaquelin Morales

Yaquelin Morales is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). During her time at CSUN, Yaquelin worked as a research assistant for multiple professors. As an HSI Pathways Fellow, her research project Reclaiming Space: Latina Feminist Poetry as Resistance in Los Angeles examined the ways in which the Los Angeles-based Latina feminist poetry collective, Chingona Fire, established a relationship between performance and digital media to protest gentrification in their community. Her research interests include performance in communities of color and how the occupation of digital and gentrified spaces by women of color are often not recognized as social-political movements.