Graduate Student Bios

  • Portrait (head shot photo)
  • Email: leo.valdes@rutgers.edu
  • Current Research: Women's and Gender History, African American, Latinx, Trans Studies

Leo Valdes graduated with a B.A. in History and Women’s and Gender Studies from Dartmouth College. They study nineteenth and twentieth century African American and Latinx history. Their research looks at trans people of color, critiques of the carceral state, and the formation of social movements in the mid to late twentieth century