I am a historian of twentieth-century Mexico, with a speciality in politics, gender, sexuality, and culture. My dissertation, Revolution in the Sheets: The Politics of Sex, Sexuality, and the Family in the Mexican Left, explores the issues of homophobia, heterosexism, and antagonism towards sexual politics in Mexico's left-wing parties and organizations.
I graduated with a B.A. in History (summa cum laude and departmental honors) from the University of Pennsylvania where I was a Mellon-Mays Foundation and Penn Humanities Forum fellow. At Duke University, I am a Deans Graduate Fellow and received my M.A. in 2017. My primary advisor is Dr. Jocelyn Olcott.
Franco, R. "“Todos/as somos 41”: The Dance of the Forty-One from Homosexual Reappropriation to Transgender Representation in Mexico, 1945–2001." Journal of the History of Sexuality 28, no. 1 (January 2019): 66-95. Full Text