Ariel Dela Cruz
Ariel Dela Cruz (they/he) is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. Their research operates at the intersections of queer studies, trans studies, Filipinx diasporic studies, performance, and care work and is grounded in their experiences as a queer, trans, and Filipinx community and care worker. Their current research project focuses on alternative modes of care performed by tomboy and transmasculine caregivers across the Filipinx labour diaspora.
In 2022, they began serving as a Global Racial Justice Fellow at the Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. They hold a BSc with Honours in Neuroscience and Psychology as well as a MA in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto.