Deborah Monti is a senior in Jonathan Edwards College majoring in History. Outside of academics she does improv with The Yale Exit Players and runs a small all-gender, unisex clothing line.
Grant Title: “Así se Baila: Situating Mexican Vogue Within Mexico’s Queer History and Artistic Identity”
Abstract: Her senior thesis examines the relationship between performed identity, movement, and queerness as it relates to Mexico City’s LGBTQ history and relatively new voguing scene. My thesis will attempt to ‘locate’ this history by understanding vogue and ball culture as a late form of neo-Mexicanism and as an integral piece to the formation of a queer Mexican identity.