Professor Xiomara Verenice Cervantes-Gómez receives best article award



Xiomara Verenice Cervantes-Gómez, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, recently received the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 2021 Premio Sylvia Molloy for Best Article in the Humanities, presented by the Sexualities Studies Section.

Her article is titled, “Paz’s Pasivo: Thinking Mexicanness from the Bottom.” The article forms part of her current book project entitled, Pasivo: Risks of Exposure in Bottom Mexicanness Performance.

The article can be read (open access) at:

The Premio Sylvia Molloy is named after the Argentine professor, author, essayist, one of the pioneers in the study of LGBT and queer cultures in Latin American studies.

The Latin American Studies Association is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America, with more than 13,000 members.