Alexia Arani

Alexia Arani

Assistant Professor | Women's, Gender & Queer Studies Department

Fields/Research Interests

Queer/trans/crip of color critique 
Disability Justice 
Care work and mutual aid 
Prison abolition  
Embodiment and emotion 
Community-based research


Race, Gender, Disability Justice
Politics of Care
Feminist Theory
Queer Disability Studies

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About Alexia Arani

Dr. Arani (she/her) joined Cal Poly’s WGQS department in Fall 2022. Her teaching and research interests in queer/trans/crip of color social movements are informed by her work as a mutual aid organizer, political educator, and scholar-activist. She loves teaching classes focused on social justice praxis and collective liberation. In her spare time, she analyzes film and television she “loves and loves to hate” on her podcast, Whatever, I’ll Watch It. Her upcoming publications include the co-edited special issue “Queer Healing and Transformative Justice,” for QED: A Journal in GLTBQ Worldmaking, a co-authored conversation on abolition, carcerality, and healthcare for the edited collection, All This Safety is Killing Us: Health Justice through Prison, Police, and Border Abolition, and an auto-ethnography of queer femme of color burnout for the edited collection, Decolonizing Bodies. 

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