According to her website, Dr. Acosta’s “areas of interest and expertise include Latina/o sexuality, gender, immigration, family and race and ethnicity” and she “frequently teach[es] Race and Ethnic Relations, Race in the Americas, and Gender and Sexuality.” Her recent book, Amigas y Amantes: Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family, available in the GSU University Library, “explores the experiences of lesbian, bisexual and queer Latinas and how these women negotiate family.”
- Acosta, K. L. (2013). Amigas y amantes: Sexually nonconforming Latinas negotiate family. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
- Acosta, K. (2011). The language of (in)visibility: Using in-between spaces as a vehicle for empowerment in the family. Journal of Homosexuality, 58(6/7), 883-900.
- Acosta, K. (2011). Sexual citizenship: Marriage, adoption and immigration in the United States. In M. Assencio (ed.), Human rights in our own backyard: Injustice and resistance in the United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Acosta, K. (2010). “How could you do this to me?” How lesbian, bisexual and queer Latinas negotiate sexual disclosure with the families. Black Women, Gender and Families, 4(1), 1-23.
- Acosta, K. (2008). Lesbianas in the borderlands: Shifting identities and imagined communities. Gender and Society, 22(5), 639-659.
Welcome to GSU, Dr. Acosta!