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Yaquelin Eunise Morales

Yaquelin Eunise Morales is an interdisciplinary scholar from Los Angeles California. Her research focuses on the multiple forms of displacement of Latinx populations particularly the Central American experience. She works with Los Angeles based poet Yesika Salgado self proclaimed Fat, Fly, Brown Poet. Through this collaborative work with Yesika she investigates the ways in which she uses her body, aesthetics, and poetry to challenge gentrification in Los Angeles. Yaquelin’s work comes from an urgent need to highlight the multilayered forms of displacement that marginalized groups face in the wake of gentrification, she focuses on exploring the question of what happens in the in-betweenness of displacement. She received her B.A in Sociology from California State University, Northridge. Her research interests are Latina/o Studies, Central American Studies, Border Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Urban Planning Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies. After graduation Yaquelin hopes to continue working with the poetry/activist community and help develop a bridge between community work, performance, and non traditional educational routes.