Dr. Gina Velasco holds a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Beatrice Bain Research Group at the University of California at Berkeley and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. Prior to her arrival at Haverford College, Dr. Velasco taught at Gettysburg College, Bryn Mawr College, the University of California at Santa Cruz, Keene State College, and Portland State University. Her research and teaching examine how gender and queer sexuality inform notions of nation, diaspora, and empire in a contemporary context of capitalist globalization. Her book, Queering the Global Filipina Body: Contested Nationalisms in the Filipina/o Diaspora was published in the Asian American Experience series of the University of Illinois Press in 2020. Queering the Global Filipina Body explores how Filipinx American cultural production queers the Philippine nation by unsettling the gendered and sexual politics of popular and state nationalisms. Her writing has been published in the journals Amerasia Journal, Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, the Review of Women's Studies, Alon: Journal for Filipinx American and Diasporic Studies, and the edited collection, Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics (University of Washington Press, 2018).